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Obama’s Cairo Speech

On his visit to Egypt, President Obama made a speech in Cairo. Here is an excerpt from the New York Times article:

In opening a bold overture to the Islamic world on Thursday, President Obama confronted frictions between Muslims and the West, but he reserved some of his bluntest words for Israel, as he expressed sympathy for the Palestinians and what he called the “daily humiliations, large and small, that come with occupation.”

While Mr. Obama emphasized that America’s bond with Israel was “unbreakable,” he spoke in equally powerful terms of the Palestinian people, describing their plight as “intolerable” after 60 years of statelessness, and twice referring to “Palestine” in a way that put Palestinians on parallel footing with Israelis.

As MPJP, we believe that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Muslims in the US to help the world move towards peace. Here is a video from that speech in which he calls for new beginnings with the Muslim world:

 

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