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Saturday, August 21, 2010

President Obama defends mosque near Ground Zero

In a White House event marking the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Obama defended the right of Muslims to a 13-story cultural center and mosque in Cordoba house built into a stone's throw from Ground Zero appointed. Since the news was known about this project, the various groups and politicians vigorously against the project. Sarah Palin has emerged as the project is a stab in the heart of the families of the victims of 11.9. Newt Gingrich said the former president Bill "a confirmation of Islamic triumphalism." Manifesting A sign read: "Islam is founded mosque, instead of his conquests."

The U.S. president has approved the project in the presence of members of Congress, government officials and diplomats said that the clear rejection of the project, not with the U.S. commitment to religious freedom. The President stressed that the objectors had avoided mentioning that the project would in fact not far from the Holy Ground Zero and the private sector depends on local laws. The President also said that America welcomes people of all faiths to live in the country and the law treats all religious groups equally. Therefore, he said, the project must have clearance from the competent authorities and other projects of a religious community in the United States.

The White House had originally reluctant to participate in a highly sensitive issue. He had left the local authority in a New York developer has announced plans for the project and the controversy immediately erupted. Among the few political notables who did not oppose the project was the New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. After initial hesitation, the project has Obama with a clear understanding of what the U.S. represents and the values it preaches supported in his contacts with the international community. He said that the United States on religious tolerance, which it of its "enemies", and is based on tolerance, the project should be formally approved.

It was one in particular that the support of the President of the mosque at Ground Zero made, refreshing and full of promise. To his audience at the White House said the president, "the cause of Al-Qaeda is not Islam ... It is a gross distortion of Islam." In the days, months and years, until President Bush left office eliminated, the United States and its allies rallied al-Qaida, Islam and all Muslims of the world into one, so that is responsible for 3,000 deaths in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In Afghanistan and Iraq, thousands of innocent Muslim men, women and children pay the price because the Bush administration believed that the followers of Islam have for the actions of a few dozen Al-Qaida to pay. At the height of insensitivity, his government has described the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslims as "collateral damage". Looking back in hindsight, these days, one can not draw conclusions from giving many unfortunate reference President Bush, the word "crusade," which drew on the media to his first reaction to 9 / 11.

For years this was not the Iraqis and Afghans who have called every day for the crimes of Al Qaeda. The name "Mohammed", as millions of Muslims around the world use as their name has become a nuisance to travel in the United States, and for those who live in this country. Another name "Abu" was also suspicious because some of the 9 / 11 hijackers "Abu" as his name. Even children were detained and interrogated at airports that have a name. Very few Muslims have flown in the United States and subject to the country since 9 / 11 without fear that security checks had a nightmare journey. The sad aspect of dealing with these nightmares is the fact that the Muslim world was deeply hurt and angered by the events of 11.9. Many Muslim countries support the U.S. and its allies attacked Afghanistan in search of al-Qaida.

Last June, delivered Obama's historic speech in Cairo extends from the United States' friendship with the Muslim world in an attempt to deep divisions that his predecessor between the West and had been inserted was overcome Islam, as if to Professor Huntington's prophecy about can the clash of civilizations. the beginning of 1990 the Harvard political scientist, was developed the thesis that in the cold after the war, the cultural identity and religious people would be the main source of conflict. Under President Bush, it seemed inevitable that the began the clash of civilizations, a shock that has serious potential consequences for the world. With President Barack Obama, predicting the end of the world seems to have been avoided. Recently he his campaign promise fulfilled to the U.S. occupation of Iraq by providing Iraqis Iraq to end. Although he was forced to increase troops in Afghanistan, was forced to accept his recommendation Commanding General McCrystal Afghanistan to fight against a resurgent Taliban. He has recently released, and by General Petraeus, who as commanding general of the multinational forces in Iraq, has been credited with changing the course in this country. In Iran, the President kept his promise, a solution to the nuclear issue to be found through negotiations, the process is slow off the preparations of his predecessors for a military intervention made there.

Obama is the fulfillment of promises to those who are simply not the United States but the world especially the Muslim world, hoping to win his election to the White House. On the question of Palestine has not yet responded to the expectations of the Muslims. But they know they could do the right thing for the solution of the Palestinian cause in the end, namely to ensure they are free and have a state with Jerusalem as its capital. For now, the Muslims, his position assured to the mosque at Ground Zero, expect that his government can not fairly and treated simply as a victim of a Muslim are.

The President of the assistance was expected to fight parliamentary elections will be in three months and the Democrats. He shall advance the principles of ethics and politics that does not improve its credibility with the Muslims, but also his stature as a statesman in the world.