* Its been tried before and failed. Only a genius would try the same experiment again and again expecting another outcome…
Obama to “reboot” America’s image in the Islamic world
“I think we’ve got a unique opportunity to reboot America’s image around the world and also in the Muslim world in particular,” says Obama. He wants to “create a relationship of mutual respect and partnership in countries and with peoples of good will who want their citizens and ours to prosper together.”
Great. But here again he betrays the assumption that the friction between the West and the Islamic world was created by the West and can thus be healed by the West, and that he will find partners who are willing to treat infidels with respect not just in the short term.
“Barack Obama plans to reach out to Muslim world,” by Christi Parsons, John McCormick and Peter Nicholas for theChicago Tribune, December 9 (thanks to JW):
Translation: “tolerance’ means tolerance for Islamic terror and da’awa, ‘respect’ means the government will not interfere withÂ misogyny, FGM, honor killings, polygamy and public stonings… Â and ‘respect forÂ ruleÂ of law’ means we, the infidels, must respect the sharia. Got it?
Barack Obama says his presidency is an opportunity for the U.S. to renovate its relations with the Muslim world, starting the day of his inauguration and continuing with a speech he plans to deliver in an Islamic capital.And when he takes the oath of office Jan. 20, he plans to be sworn in like every other president, using his full name: Barack Hussein Obama.
“I think we’ve got a unique opportunity to reboot America’s image around the world and also in the Muslim world in particular,” Obama said Tuesday, promising an “unrelenting” desire to “create a relationship of mutual respect and partnership in countries and with peoples of good will who want their citizens and ours to prosper together.”
The world, he said, “is ready for that message.” […]
“The message I want to send is that we will be unyielding in stamping out the terrorist extremism we saw in Mumbai,” Obama said, adding that he plans to give a major address in an Islamic capital as part of his global outreach. […]