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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-09 11:47 PM
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‘To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward’ (Newspaper Lead in UAE)
Edited on Tue Jan-20-09 11:49 PM by JCMach1
Don't think words make a difference? This is what people in Arabia woke up to in their newspaper today.




Barack Obama, the man who ran an unlikely campaign on change, hope and the promise that anything is possible, was sworn in yesterday as the 44th president of the United States, and the first African-American to hold that office.

Standing before the US Capitol, built in part with slave labour not much more than two centuries ago, Mr Obama took the 35-word oath of office with his right hand raised and his left hand on the Bible – the same Bible used to swear in Abraham Lincoln, the president who set the slaves free... Mr Obama, whose inauguration returns the White House to Democratic hands after eight years of a Republican administration, becomes president at a time of enormous challenges and under the weight of colossal expectations both at home and abroad...

And, significantly, he directly addressed the Muslim world, saying “we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect”... http://thenational.ae/article/20090121/FOREIGN/10761234...
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Hanse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-09 11:51 PM
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1. That was one of the most important points of the speech.
Got overlooked a lot. Reversing the last 8 years of Islamophobia will be great for foriegn issues.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:21 AM
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4. The entire speech got overlooked thus far.....
IT is an absolute gem with lots there to mine.
THat speech could not have been better!
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Alamuti Lotus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:37 AM
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5. Only 8 years?
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-09 11:54 PM
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2. Nice article. Thanks for posting it.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:13 AM
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3. Thanks for posting
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