Monday, June 7, 2010

Thanks for trying

To celebrate the first anniversary of President Obama's Cairo speech to the Muslim world, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) criticized him for reducing the civil liberties of American Muslims under the pretext of national security concerns. It also called on him to demand an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza (hardly a surprising position, given CAIR's connections to the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood and to Hamas).

Meanwhile, recent Gallup opinion polls in several Muslim countries show little if any improvement in favorable views of Obama or the United States. So just what has Obama's initiative accomplished? I'm curious.

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