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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 06:57 PM
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Obama hosts economic summit with Muslim entrepreneurs from 50 nations
Source: Raw Story

Obama hosts economic summit with Muslim entrepreneurs from 50 nations

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, April 26th, 2010 -- 7:19 pm

US President Barack Obama laid a key plank of his strategy to mend ties with the Islamic world on Monday hosting a summit to boost economic development in Muslim nations.

In a step the White House hopes will help shift relations beyond decades of talk about terrorism and conflict, Obama brought entrepreneurs from 50 countries to Washington for two days to spur economic ties.

The president pledged to host the meeting in a landmark speech in Cairo last June, when he also called for a "new beginning" to relations between the United States and the Muslim world.

Opening the meeting, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said boosting Muslim business would not only help the Islamic world, but would also help US security and trade.
"There are over a billion people living in Muslim-majority countries today, and they represent a vast reserve of under-utilized potential in the global economy," Locke told delegates.

Read more: http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0426/obama-hosts-economic-s... /
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 07:02 PM
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1. The wingnuts will go ape
And the MSM can skip reporting repub intransigence on financial reform.
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 07:06 PM
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3. Yep, here we go.
Wingnuts and corporate press will be all over this.
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 09:26 PM
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9. Good point!
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 07:04 PM
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2. Brilliant.
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 07:09 PM
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4. Quite possibly the most ballsy President in history.
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Mopar151 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 07:33 PM
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5. Another smart move n/t
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 07:37 PM
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6. + 100 Obama, and 1000 plus for the Excedrin Muslim headache you are giving the racists, lol
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 07:47 PM
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7. Oh NOOOOOO...
the Mooslims are coming, the Mooslims are going to take over. Heads are going to explode in conservaturd land!

Go Obama! Do your thing.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 08:40 PM
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8. kick and recommend
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unabelladonna Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 10:33 PM
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10. are the same people who are all for boycotting israel
also for boycotting doing business with certain muslim nations?
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