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America's Image Problem

Foreign Policy In Focus - The United States definitely sends mixed messages to the Muslim world. Early in his presidency, Barack Obama went to Cairo to “seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition.” The president proclaimed that America and Islam “share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

That all sounds good. Unfortunately, the image has proven stronger than the word.  Read more.


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