Obama plans major address in Islamic capital: interview

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    WASHINGTON, (AFP) – President-elect Barack Obama plans to give "a major address" in an Islamic capital soon after taking office as he seeks to mend America's image in the Muslim world, a Chicago Tribune interview said.

    "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 in the interview published late Tuesday on the Tribune's website.

    Obama promised 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 "is ready for that message."

    While he described a fresh approach to diplomacy, Obama said his administration would not shrink from the struggle against terrorism, referring to the recent attacks on India's financial capital.

    "The message I want to send is that we will be unyielding in stamping out the terrorist extremism we saw in Mumbai," said Obama, who gave the interview from his transition team's offices in Chicago.

    The Tribune wrote that Obama "plans to give a major address in an Islamic capital as part of his global outreach" but did not quote him directly.

    Obama also said he would be sworn on January 20 using his full name, Barack Hussein Obama.

    During the presidential campaign, some of Obama's political opponents would refer to his middle name in an attempt to portray him as a secret Muslim.

    But the Christian president-elect said he would follow tradition for the inauguration ceremony.

    "I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow the tradition," Obama told the paper. "I'm not trying to make a statement one way or another. I'll do what everybody else does."

    Obama plans major address in Islamic capital: interview - Yahoo! News
     
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    Not doubt because of this video:

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    Change ... yea little bits and pieces at a time. Then one day you will wake to find that the US is no longer a Christian nation.
     
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    I, for one, can't wait for that illusion of a "christian nation" to be dropped like the hood of a klansman in a police lineup.
     
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    Maybe he'll apologize to them and beg forgiveness.
     
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    Man---no telling what the message is going to be but why is it that I don't think its going to be received very well by half the world ?
     
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    maybe he'll make farther strides in finding peace with them since blind support of israel and bombing the shit out of muslim countries hasn't been working very well.
     
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    Obama also said he would be sworn on January 20 using his full name, Barack Hussein Obama.



    now the slimey worm eaten little coward wants to use his middle name! :lol:
     
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    the christian half?
     
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    could go either way
     

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