Thursday, June 4, 2009

Barack Obama reached out to the Muslim world

US President Barack Obama has said the "cycle of suspicion and discord" between the United States and the Muslim world must end.

In a keynote speech in Cairo, Obama called for a "new beginning" in ties. He admitted there had been "years of distrust" and said both sides needed to make a "sustained effort... to respect one another and seek common ground".

He made a number of references to the Koran and called on all faiths to live together in peace and, thus, received a standing ovation at the end of his speech at Cairo University. [read more at BBC News]

Here’s, in addition, the full text of the unique and historic speech on Spiegel International as well as a speech video on Huffington Post.


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