It’s Good To Hear The President Say It
We’re not at war with Islam. That’s an important statement, given the tone in this country during the last 8 years.
“I know that the trust that binds us has been strained, and I know that strain is shared in many places where the Muslim faith is practiced. Let me say this as clearly as I can: The United States is not at war with Islam,” Obama said during an address to Turkish lawmakers.
“America’s relationship with the Muslim world cannot and will not be based on opposition to al-Qaida. … We seek broad engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect. We will listen carefully, bridge misunderstanding and seek common ground.”
It needed to be said, and it’s about time.
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