Obama and The Muslim World June 9, 2009Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
Tags: Cairo University, Obama, USA
Obama has given a speech addressing the Muslim world on 4th June 2009 from Cairo University. I had also the opportunity to listen to his speech.
I was impressed by the style, confidence and content of delivery of President Obama during the speech. I could understood that very few orators of the comtemporary time have the excellance of such a degree. He was confident throughout his delivery. He was not afraid of what he was talking about. He made fine balance between his attitudes towards the Muslims and the Isralis. The content was also rich in qoutes from the religious scripts.
I had an impresion that Obama has a good study of the scripts including of Islam. The message of Islam regarding killing innocent is is clear to him when he says, ”The Holy Koran teaches that whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind”.
Even before his speech, some quarters other than AL-Quaeda from Muslim world opposed his idea of delivering the the speech. His speech was applauded by repeated clapps from the audiace most of them likely to be Muslims from different countries.
His speech creates a new hope in the minds of the Muslim throughout the world, not necessarily that it will bring an immediate change in the ground situation but because of his angle of vision and his tone of reconciliation.
Many political opponents and the conservative Israilies may not like his idea as he equally critical of the advanced Israili settllement in the West Bank.
Is the appeal from Obama rooted is his parents faith and his exposure to three continents or from the feeling that a better understanding with the Muslim world will make America more safer? I personally belive that it is the latter but his relation with the religions may give him a clear forsight of the situation.
But his vision will be tested by the actions he would take in the Israili Palestaian conflict, his committment in withdrawing the US Army from Iraq and how he tackles the problems in Afganistan and Pakistan.
We also hope in a new begining.
An ordinary citizen