The End - 2000 to 2009

This was President Barack Obama’s interview with Al-Arabiya TV. Shout out to Tariq for this. The interviewer is Hisham Melhem who is the bureau chief of Al-Arabiya TV in the DC office. Al-Arabiya TV is partly owned by the Middle East Broadcasting company (MBC) and is head quartered in Dubai.

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  • 7 Responses for "Barack H. Obama: “My job is to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people…”"

    1. Pepe January 28th, 2009 at 1:35 am

      He seems to be avoiding the most popular tv station in the M.E.
      I wonder why that is?

    2. Sulayman F January 28th, 2009 at 2:13 am

      Probably because Fox News and Republicans have been trying to push the line that “Al Jazeera = Al Qaeda”, and Obama does not wish to fight with them at this time over something so idiotic.

    3. osman January 28th, 2009 at 3:19 am

      wow, is obama a closet muslim!?!? He has gone out of his way to include Muslims from his inaugaration speech to his phone calls, to this interview.

      A part of me says that he’s only doing this because the US neo-libs have a secret plot (much like neo-cons) but I hopefully wish that he is fully engaged in helping develop the muslim countries.

    4. Masud Khan January 28th, 2009 at 5:35 am

      I think that the US establishment has realised that Muslims and Muslim countries do not pose any significant threat to the US or US interests. The threat is now from China and the re-emergence of Russia and the US needs all the allies it can get in and around the regions of these two countries and guess who are in and around the regions…or is that cynicism a stretch.

    5. Dawud Israel January 28th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

      5 years from now, Israel will join the Arab league- they’ve been pushing it for a while and proposed it before too, so it’s going to happen sooner or later.

      They know we Muslims are divided so they’ll make the Arabs happy…and piss of the Pakistanis/Desis and Iranians. That’s why that whole thing in Mumbai happened- cuz they know India will be a superpower so they wanna push them down.

      In a sense that’s way worse, because Arabs are docile because they are ruled by dictators…but Pakistanis have nukes and Iranians will have it soon too. Oh yeah, Pakistanis and Iranians are more zealous with their Tableeghi Jamat, Deobandis, Barelwis, Ayatollahs and Mullahs…

    6. osman January 28th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

      I dont think that Masud is right. The US realizes that Muslims are weak and useless, and they control most of the oil already. So next up the mark is Russia, China and India???I think that these 3 countries are too powerful for the US, they’re having a hard time in Iraq and it has no army, no weapons, nothing. All the other 3 have established armies and nukes.

      One of reason’s Obama won was bc ppl thought that wars would come to an end. If Obama starts a war, opinion will sour very quickly.

    7. Shazan January 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

      @Masud
      As long as Islam remains the fastest growing religion in the world, it is a threat to US interests. So they try to decrease the population.
      Over a million killed in Iraq since 2003
      Hundreds of thousands killed in Afghanistan since 2001
      Scores killed in Palestine since 1967

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