Your Dream Is My Nightmares, Mr Muslim POTUS

muslim_parade2Obama’s message: I have a dream for Islam

As the president prepares for a key speech in Cairo, Andrew Sullivan gauges his plan for a new Middle East

It is, almost certainly, the most important speech of his presidency. On Thursday Barack Obama will address the Muslim world from Cairo University. And no one quite knows what he is going to say.

There is speculation, of course. Last week the Arab press was a-twitter over Obama’s last-minute decision to visit Saudi Arabia en route to Egypt. Was this a swipe at Egypt? Did it signal an endorsement of the Arab peace initiative? Or was it the usual American brown-nosing of the royal autocrats who have all that oil?

Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, fuelled the chatter by insisting on the freezing of West Bank settlements. On Thursday, in a meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, Obama referred to the 2003 road map agreement which required an end to settlement activity. “We can’t continue the drift,” he said. “We need to get this thing back on track.” More from the Telegraph>>

Abbas: “Obama committed to ejecting Jews from Judea-Samaria”

from JW

Does Obama really think that strong-arming a reliable U.S. ally about these settlements will end the jihad against Israel? Or does he just not care, and is willing to throw Israel to the wolves?

“‘Obama committed to ejecting Jews from Judea-Samaria,’ says Abbas,” from Israel Today, May 31 (thanks to Islam In Action):

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday told reporters in Cairo that he is convinced that US President Barack Obama is firmly committed to finally ejecting the Jews from Judea and Samaria.Abbas spoke to the press after briefing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on his visit to the White House late last week, during which Obama apparently agreed with his guest that existing Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria must not even be allowed to experience “natural growth.”

“When the American administration talks about Israel’s duty to stop the settlements – including natural growth – it is a very important step,” noted Abbas….

Yes, it is. And in no sense one that free people should applaud.

Muslims expecting Obama’s words to turn to deeds

About Obama’s upcoming Cairo speech, one Afghani lawmaker says “One speech will not work, but it’s good for a start. When you pay homage to others and respect them, you enliven their spirit.” In short, the world’s Muslims are waiting to see if Obama’s “symbolic” prostrations will morph into real prostrations, unwarranted concessions.

“ANALYSIS – Muslims want more than fine talk from Obama,” by Alistair Lyon for Reuters,

White House: Obama Will Visit Mosque After Speech to the Islamic World….

* ZIP: Because it did wonders for Bush’s popularity in the Muslim world….

One thought on “Your Dream Is My Nightmares, Mr Muslim POTUS”

  1. How will the Big O take to Jamaat-e-Islami’s call for an islam-China
    bloc to oppose the USA & NATO, comprising Pakistan (nuclear), Iran
    (going nuclear), China (nuclear) and Afghanistan …

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