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Pres Obama's Trip to the Muslim World: A New Partnership

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Maxence Melo, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Maxence Melo

    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

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    Siku ya Alhamisi, tarehe 4 Juni, Rais Barack Obama wa Marekani atatoa hotuba huko Cairo, Misri, akielezea azma yake ya dhati ya kushirikiana kikamilifu na nchi na jumuiya ya kiislamu duniani kote kwa misingi ya kuheshimiana na kulinda maslahi ya pande zote. Aidha, Rais ataelezea namna ambavyo Marekani na Jumuiya za Kiislamu duniani kote wanaweza kutatua baadhi ya tofauti zao na masuala mengine yanayowagawa.

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    SMS - America.gov ili kuwa miongoni mwa watu wa mwanzo kupata dondoo muhimu za hotuba ya Rais Obama na kutuletea maoni yako kuhusu hotuba hiyo.”

    English ONLY users:

    On Thursday June 4 at 1 p.m., U.S. President Barack Obama will give a speech in Cairo, Egypt, outlining his personal commitment to engagement with the Muslim world, based upon mutual interests and mutual respect, and to discuss how the United States and Muslim communities around the world can bridge some of the differences that have divided them.

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  2. Ab-Titchaz

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    US President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud after he was presented with the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit.


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    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud and US President Barack Obama inspect an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the King Khaled international airport in Riyadh on June 3, 2009


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    US President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (R) attend a welcoming reception at the king's ranch in al-Janadriya in the outskirts of Riyadh on June 3, 2009


     
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    Nini dondoo, tunaweza kusikia na kumwona laivu. Katika ulimwengu wa wall-to-wall news cycle nadhani haina haja kujisajili kwenye tovuti ya mtu kupata "dondoo" za hotuba.
     
  5. Nyani Ngabu

    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Dang...he's pretty much at home there...
     
  6. SYLLOGIST!

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    He has a lot of trotting before the new partnership is sealed.
    It is a good start and a sign of shifting policies that have domineered the globe thus far.

    I welcome this gesture.
     
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    Kazi bado kubwa kwa sababu Osama ameshatoa tamko kwamba Obama hana tofauti yoyote na watangulizi wake akiwemo G. W. Bush! Baadhi ya wana middle east wanasema wanataka Obama atembee katika maneno yake. Ili Obama aonekane amescore pointi ni kuondoa American biasness towards Israel na kusuluhisha mgogoro kati ya Israeli na Palestina, huo mfupa atauweza? Let's wait and see. Time will eventually tell.
     
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    Hii imenikumbusha hata JK alivalishwa hilo cheni kubwa, hivi huwa wanazawadiwa hii kitu moja kwa moja?

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    Saudi King Abdullah and Barack Obama at King Khalid International airport in Riyadh. Photograph: Waseem Obaidi/EPA
     
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    Speech ataanza kuitoa in 10 minutes

    Admin hebu iache hii hapa till later nadhani kuna umuhimu wa watu kusikiliza au kuitazama hii speech
     
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    Sasa hiyo speech inaonekana vipi???? Maana sijaoona any link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Ingia hapa utaona live America Free TV, anaendelea na hotuba yake.
     
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    Asante!!!!!!!!!
     
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    US President Barack Obama is delivering a much-anticipated speech on US relations with the Muslim world.

    Correspondents say it will avoid specific proposals but will cover all major regional issues, including Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian question.

    As Mr Obama arrived in Egypt, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the US was still "deeply hated" in the Middle East.

    Earlier, Mr Obama held talks in Riyadh with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

    'Truth-telling'

    After landing in Cairo, Mr Obama headed in his motorcade to the Kuba palace along streets empty except for the soldiers lining the route.

    Mr Obama then held talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

    Mr Mubarak said the pair had a "candid and frank" discussion of "all problems in the region", including Iran.

    Mr Obama said: "We discussed the situation between Israel and the Palestinians. We discussed how we can move forward in a constructive way that brings about peace and prosperity for all people in the region."

    He said the US was committed to working in partnership with countries in the Middle East.

    Mr Obama visited the Sultan Hassan mosque ahead of his speech at Cairo University.

    Mr Obama's aides said the speech, to be broadcast to an audience of millions around the world, would be a "truth-telling" exercise.

    The BBC's Christian Fraser in Cairo says Barack Obama wants to give a message of respect to a region which has often felt ignored, misunderstood or patronised by the US.

    Our correspondent says conservative elements in Egypt have suggested they are prepared to listen to Mr Obama as long as there is substance behind the rhetoric.

    The president is expected to use the speech to discuss the current state of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians and to set out how he views the conflict.

    He will not include any specific proposals, but will articulate what he believes both sides need to do to resolve the current stalemate, says our correspondent.

    White House officials have said that one speech alone will not heal divisions but could start a process to "re-energise the dialogue with the Muslim world".

    Presidential advisers said there would be a "forthright discussion" of democracy, human rights and nuclear non-proliferation.

    However, they denied Mr Obama had issued any ultimatum to Israel on the question of settlement building in the West Bank.

    Israel is resisting calls to freeze building activity in all settlements, but Palestinian leaders have said there can be no progress towards peace without a halt to such construction.

    'Action is needed'

    As Mr Obama arrived in Egypt, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivered a speech to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic.

    Ayatollah Khamenei said: "The nations of this part of the world... deeply hate America. Even if they give sweet and beautiful [speeches] to the Muslim nation that will not create change. Action is needed."

    On the Saudi Arabia leg of his tour, Mr Obama held talks with King Abdullah.

    The president was presented with the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit, the kingdom's highest honour.

    King Abdullah said the medallion was "only given to the very few friends of the king" and that Mr Obama was "certainly one of those".

    As Mr Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia, Arabic television station Al Jazeera broadcast a message said to be from al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

    The message accused Mr Obama of ordering Pakistan to crack down on militants in the Swat valley and said Mr Obama and his administration had "sown new seeds to increase hatred and revenge on America".

    White House spokesman Robert Gibb said it was not surprising that al-Qaeda "would want to shift attention away from the president's historic and continued efforts to have an open dialogue with the Muslim world".

    Apart from a stop-over in Iraq in April, this is Mr Obama's first time in the region since becoming president.

    Mr Obama hopes to set a new tone which is designed to isolate extremists in the region and re-establish the understanding the US gained after 9/11 and lost over Iraq, says the BBC's Paul Reynolds.

    After Cairo, Mr Obama will travel on to Europe for D-Day commemorations.


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    Mr Obama was presented with Saudi Arabia's highest honour

    OBAMA'S TOUR
    • 3 June: Saudi Arabia - talks with King Abdullah on Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations
    • 4 June: Egypt - talks with President Hosni Mubarak, keynote speech at Cairo university
    • 5 June: Germany - meets Chancellor Angela Merkel, visits to Dresden and to Buchenwald concentration camp
    • 6 June: France - meets President Nicolas Sarkozy, attends D-Day events in Normandy
    Source: BBC
     
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    typical Obama ameconfront issues FACE ON
     
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    By Ed Hornick
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    President Obama hopes to start a "new chapter of engagement" with the Muslim world, a spokesman says.


    President Barack Obama spoke of the tensions Thursday between the United States and Muslims saying " the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam.

    "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..."

    Obama is delivering Thursday what the White House is billing as a major speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, Egypt.

    The President reiterated a point in his past speech in Turkey: "In Ankara, I made clear that America is not - and never will be - at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists who pose a grave threat to our security. "Because we reject the same thing that people of all faiths reject: the killing of innocent men, women, and children."

    Obama also said the U.S. does not want to keep its troops in Afghanistan. "Make no mistake: We do not want to keep our troops in Afghanistan. We seek no military bases there. It is agonizing for America to lose our young men and women. It is costly and politically difficult to continue this conflict.

    "We would gladly bring every single one of our troops home if we could be confident that there were not violent extremists in Afghanistan and now Pakistan..."

    Obama hopes to start "a new chapter of engagement" between the United States and the Muslim world, speechwriter Ben Rhodes said Wednesday.

    This engagement would be based on mutual respect and mutual interest, and Obama plans to speak "openly and candidly" about issues that have caused "tensions in the Muslim world," Rhodes said. "This can't be just [about] what we're against, but what we're for."

    Obama asked staff members to "cast a wide net" to gather a range of viewpoints, including those of Muslim-Americans, as he was preparing his Cairo comments, Rhodes disclosed.

    But just as the White House lays out its vision, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden purportedly issued another statement Wednesday, saying U.S. policy in Pakistan has generated "new seeds of hatred and revenge against America."

    Al-Jazeera, an Arabic-language TV network, aired segments of what it said was a "voice recording by bin Laden," which was believed to have been recorded several weeks ago, during a mass civilian exodus because of fighting in northwestern Pakistan.

    Pakistani troops have been taking on militants in the area, known as the Swat Valley.

    Bin Laden's message also likened Obama's actions to those of past administrations.

    Obama is proving that he is "walking the same road of his predecessors to build enmity against Muslims and increasing the number of fighters and establishing more lasting wars," bin Laden says on the tape.

    "This basically means that Obama and his administration put new seeds of hatred and revenge against America. The number of these seeds is the same as the number of those victims and refugees in Swat and the tribal area in northern and southern Waziristan."

    Obama also touched on U.S. relations with Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian battle.

    Addressing the nuclear tensions between United States and Iran Thursday, he said: "That is why I strongly reaffirmed America's commitment to seek a world in which no nations hold nuclear weapons. And any nation -- including Iran -- should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."

    On a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the President said, "If we see this conflict only from one side or the other, then we will be blind to the truth: the only resolution is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states, where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace and security."

    The President also devoted time to women's rights.

    "I reject the view of some in the West that a woman who chooses to cover her hair is somehow less equal, but I do believe that a woman who is denied an education is denied equality. And it is no coincidence that countries where women are well-educated are far more likely to be prosperous."

    He added, "Our daughters can contribute just as much to society as our sons, and our common prosperity will be advanced by allowing all humanity - men and women - to reach their full potential."

    Meanwhile, the White House hit back on the bin Laden tape in the hours before his speech.

    "I don't think it's surprising that al Qaeda would want to shift attention away from the president's historic efforts, and continued efforts, to reach out and have an open dialogue with the Muslim world," Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    It was a message reinforced by officials throughout the administration.

    "I think the timing is pretty self-evident, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist on this one," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

    CNN Security Analyst Peter Bergen says the tape "speaks for itself."

    "I think what's interesting about the tape is that it appears to be made several weeks ago. ... The bin Laden tape was not made to kind of upstage the Cairo speech. ... Some in Al-Jazeera may well have kept it back ... for a more newsworthy moment ... right now as the president is in the Middle East," he said.

    Bin Laden's comments come as al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri said Obama will not be welcomed in Egypt but rather "welcomed by his slaves who benefit from his aids and bribes."

    Bergen says the two men are still "pretty relevant" in the Muslim world, adding that they "do continue to provide strategic guidance to jihadis around the world."

    But Democratic Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana, a Muslim, says the latest message shows that al Qaeda is threatened by Obama's appeal to Muslims as having relatives of the Islamic faith and having lived in a Muslim country.

    "President Obama's reaching the hearts and minds of the Muslim community both here in the United States and internationally. ... These extremists ... want to pump fear in the hearts and minds, but it's not working," he said.

    "I think we have to be mindful and careful about these self-appointed gatekeepers of the religion of Islam. The religion of Islam is a peaceful religion. We certainly have great contributions from Muslims in America and Muslims abroad who want to see the world better."

    It's a point agreed with by CNN's senior editor of Middle East affairs, Octavia Nasr.

    "One thing is certain: Bin Laden's rhetoric doesn't seem to mirror a mostly hopeful acceptance of President Obama among Muslims and Arabs," Nasr said Wednesday


    Source: CNN
     
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    ....he he, kama ni ya dhahabu, basi jamaa wanachimba dhahabu nyingi sana nchini mwao!

    ....lasivyo wangebidi wamvalishe ki- barrel cha mafuta shingoni kama pendant.
     
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    mkipata full text speech please imwageni hapa nasikia its a very controversial one...
     
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    yap moja kwa moja mbele ya media!
     
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