Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lots of Policy Statements in those sound bytes....

President Obama spoke Thursday of the tensions between the United States and Muslims, saying "the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam."

President Obama, speaking in Cairo, said Israelis and Palestinians should support a two-state solution.

"Violent extremists have exploited these tensions in a small but potent minority of Muslims. The attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continued efforts of these extremists to engage in violence against civilians has led some in my country to view Islam as inevitably hostile," said Obama,
delivering what the White House billed as a major speech to the Muslim world in Cairo,

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