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Muslims want tangible change on Mideast from Obama – AP

May 31, 2009

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Muslims want tangible change on Mideast from Obama


CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Respect for Islam, a prescription for Palestinian statehood and assurances of a speedy U.S. pullout from Iraq – that’s what Muslims from Morocco to Malaysia want to hear from President Barack Obama this week when he addresses them from this Arab capital.

His speech Thursday from Cairo University will try to soften the fury toward the United States among the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, ignited by the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the hands-off attitude toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict of his predecessor George W. Bush.

via News from The Associated Press.

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  1. May 31, 2009 3:26 PM

    Referring to respect for Islam:”Obama “has to walk the talk,” said social activist Marina Mahathir, daughter of Malaysia’s former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad.” Respect a creed that advocates, for a start, the stoning of women and homosexuals? Please.

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