I've posted below both parts to President Obama's speech given at the University of Cairo in Cairo, Egypt. I will only comment on a few portions of it, as it is too lengthy to get into it all. To see a transcript of the speech, click HERE.
"The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of coexistence and co-operation, but also conflict and religious wars. More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalisation led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam. "
Here, the President once again is running America down, blaming the United States for Islamic terrorism. The U.S. is the country that has modernized a lot of the world. And, the last statement in this paragraph has absolutely nothing to do with the West being "hostile to the traditions of Islam." The Koran itself calls for the death of infidels, i. e. anyone who is not a Muslim. Mohammed was a man of conquest. Mohammed himself led twenty-seven military campaigns against innocent populations and planned thirty-eight others. And what's more, and Mohammed once said, "I am the prophet that laughs when killing my enemies." (Bibleprobe.com; Unveiling Islam). It's hardly our fault the Islamic nations don't like us. They hate us because they view the United States the same way they view Israel: as Zionists.
"Violent extremists have exploited these tensions in a small but potent minority of Muslims. The attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the continued efforts of these extremists to engage in violence against civilians has led some in my country to view Islam as inevitably hostile not only to America and Western countries, but also to human rights. This has bred more fear and mistrust."
"Has led SOME in my country to view Islam as inevitably hostile not only to America and Western countries, but also to human rights?" We know who Obama was speaking of here. He was slamming those "right wing extremists", you know, those who believe, uh, KNOW that Islam IS hostile to ANY nation and ANY ONE that is not a Muslim? And that Sharia law isn't about human rights at all? One example: women. Under Sharia law, the Islamic justice system, a woman accused of sexual misconduct is stoned to death. Sharia law prescribes just as harsh punishments for many other "crimes". It isn't about perception - human rights violations are a known fact.
"So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, and who promote conflict rather than the co-operation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity. This cycle of suspicion and discord must end."
"Those who sow hatred rather than peace" are the Islamic nations such as Iran. THEY promote conflict. Justice? The Islamic religion isn't about justice. The book I linked to above will tell it better than I can. It's well worth getting and reading.(The book is a clickable link to the author's website).
"In Ankara, I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam."
Islam is at war with us. If there is any doubt in your mind still, I will repost a video from one of my previous posts. But first, one quote from the video: "Allah stated in the Koran that the hostility between us and (the Jews) is eternal. So whoever talks about dialogue, cut off his tongue! What dialogue are they talking about? There is no room for dialogue. Allah said the hostility toward the Jews is eternal and along comes someone who talks about brotherhood and so on. This contradicts the Koran. Anyone who contradicts the Koran is an infidel." And just for clarification, the Islamics do not see any difference between us and the Jews. Here's the video:
President Obama will get nowhere trying to talk to nations like Iran. They have only one objective and that is to eliminate Zionism and world domination under Islamic rule. They do not negotiate. How many times do we have to learn this lesson over and over again?