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Obama’s First Interview

In Politics, Religion on January 27, 2009 at 1:16 pm

President Obama’s first interview since taking office was with Al Arabiya. I think this was a tremendously smart move on his part. The Muslim world is waiting with bated breath to see how this new leader of the United States  is going to handle “the Muslim question.”

I work with foreign students, most of whom are Muslim. The day after Obama’s election, one of them greeted me with a big smile, held out his arms and said, “Congratulations on Obama!” It was obvious that he was almost as delighted as I was. Why would that be so, unless he felt that Obama held out hope for peace, or at least better relations, between the Islamic and Judeo-Christian world? Isn’t that what we all want?

I pray daily that God gives Obama wisdom and strength to tackle the hard issues he has before him. This is certainly one of them.

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