The New Yawk Slimes Tries Damage Control

Obama Says “U.S. Could Be Seen as a Muslim Country, Too”

  • But that’s not what the Muslim POTUS said. Here’s what he said:

“I think that the United States and the West generally, we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.  And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. “


 Barack Hussein Obama

HAHN, Germany — As President Obama prepared to leave Washington to fly to the Middle East, he conducted several television and radio interviews at the White House to frame the goals for a five-day trip, including the highly-anticipated speech Thursday at Cairo University in Egypt.

In an interview with Laura Haim on Canal Plus, a French television station, Mr. Obama noted that the United States also could be considered as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” He sought to downplay the expectations of the speech, but he said he hoped the address would raise awareness about Muslims.

“Now, I think it’s very important to understand that one speech is not going to solve all the problems in the Middle East,” Mr. Obama said. “And so I think expectations should be somewhat modest.”

He previewed several themes and objectives for the speech, which aides said the president intended to tinker with — and rewrite — aboard Air Force One during his 12-hour flight to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“What I want to do is to create a better dialogue so that the Muslim world understands more effectively how the United States, but also how the West thinks about many of these difficult issues like terrorism, like democracy, to discuss the framework for what’s happened in Iraq and Afghanistan and our outreach to Iran, and also how we view the prospects for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” Mr. Obama said.

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.”

“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” Mr. Obama said. “And so there’s got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples.”


The speech on Thursday has many intended audiences, but among them are the young people in Cairo and beyond.

“I think the most important thing I want to tell young people is that, regardless of your faith, those who build as opposed to those who destroy I think leave a lasting legacy, not only for themselves but also for their nations,” Mr. Obama said. “And the impulse towards destruction as opposed to how can we study science and mathematics and restore the incredible scientific and knowledge — the output that came about during centuries of Islamic culture.”

The president is flying Air Force One directly from Washington to Riyadh. The White House press corps — traveling on a chartered United 767 — is refueling in Hahn, Germany.

6 thoughts on “The New Yawk Slimes Tries Damage Control”

  1. “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.”

    With “harmony days” and “diversity & sensitivity training”? No thanks.

  2. We already know about hand amputation , polgamy , beheadings, gang rapes , public floggings , honour killings , female imprisonment…What else is there to know??

  3. Some more news from the ROP but not generally in the open public domain.

    Opinions are now leaning to the probability that the Air France aircraft that disappeared en route between Brazil and Paris may have been brought down by a bomb. Massive and rapid structural damage is one of the few situations which are consistent with what is known of last moments of flight. I suspect this places Iran as a highly likely perpetrator of another terror act from the ROP.

  4. Please don’t preach down to me Barak Hussein; I have obviously educated myself more effectively on islam than you have. Islam is the sworn enemy of freedom, tolerance, democracy, sexual equality and everything else good in this world.
    Hope you don’t put your back out of joint groveling before your saudi masters.

  5. But the Islamists will blame the Jews. If the Jews are as good as the Islamists say then you better watch out, don’t fly in Muslim airlines and stay out of all the tall skyscrapers in Muslim countries. The Jews will have all this terrorism stuff down to a fine art by the time that they unleash it on the Muslim world.

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