April 7th, 2009
09:15 AM ET
14 years ago

New era with Muslim world?

(CNN) - President Obama is looking to forge a new era with the Muslim world, CNN's Candy Crowley reports.

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soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. Saad

    That's a start.... It will take a long time to undo the damage Bush administration has done.

    Hopefully now, it will give President Obama the leverage of taking the moderate Muslims (which is 90% of the Muslim population I believe, and 1% of the Muslim population Fox News believes) on our side versus them being sympathetic to the radicals/extremists and the so called-Muslims.

    April 7, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  2. Lori

    Of course it's a new era with the Muslim world. Muslims respect our President because he respects them and understands that it is the fundamentalist that have hijacked their religion and that NOT all Muslims are terorists. I love this President for reaching out to the entire world and not trying to bully other nations. We will see a lot of goodwill from the Muslim world and other parts because of our new President. Good job Mr. President!

    April 7, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  3. Mike Dallas

    After all the years of "cowboy" diplomacy of my way or the highway, congratulations President Obama for the beginnings of repairing the world view of America from being the block bully to being a listener as well as a leader!

    Job well done, President Obama!

    April 7, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  4. Enlightened Voter

    Thank you President Obama for improving our image abroad, keep up the great work. BTW Why is it that republicans gave bush a blank check to invade and rebuild Iraq yet oppose Pres Obama's efforts to rebuild this country the repubs destroyed?

    April 7, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  5. jeff- Texas

    DOES HE NOT REMEBER 911, This is a slap in the face to all americans. What have we done to the Muslims? What next, is he going to pass a bill banning all Christians faiths and convert to the Muslim faith here in America. This guy makes me want to puke.!!!

    April 7, 2009 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  6. Sue M

    The only ones against this will be the right wing religous nuts ( in the republicans party) that sees only their religous beliefs as the one and only way to Heaven.....and the rest of us already in Hell.....

    April 7, 2009 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  7. JL

    At least there is communication and a DESIRE to engage in some dialog vs. Bush's "dictatorship style". That is very refreashing to say the least. President Obama is such a good person.

    April 7, 2009 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  8. Lynn

    BBC carried the whole round table with the Turkish students. Too bad it was not carried in the US as the media will cut and dice it according to their own agenda.

    These young people dress the same as our students and ask the same types of questions and espress the same concerns as ours do. Most were fluent in English and were totally engaged. Americans need to know how important Turkey is to America.

    President Obama has done much in just eight days to repair the image of America, something Senator McCain nor any of the present "leaders" of the Republicans could have done.

    Washington Post/CBS poll shows the president continues to enjoy a 67% approval rating while the Republicans have sunk to a 25 year low of 31%.

    April 7, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    It's a start. George Bush tarnished our reputation so badly, it's going to take more than a few visits to the region to restore our image.

    April 7, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. Richard L

    Of course President Obama remembers 911. It was Bush who said that he just wasn't that concerned about Osama bin Laden who caused 911.

    April 7, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  11. Mia

    Seems like the Republicans still haven't figured out that no one gives a hoot what they think. The last eight years have worked out so well, right? Not.

    The foreign policy of the Bush Administration was a joke. He alienated many allies.

    April 7, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. phoenix86

    Islam has contributed nothing to the United States. Why Obama chose to apologize for the US is beyond belief. Obama needs to go.

    April 7, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  13. 4 Hillary

    I'm confused. During the Primary the media, supporters of opposing candidates were all banned from using Barack's middle name – Hussein. No one was ever allowed to mention the school he attended in Indonesia. Now, as President, he comes out in the open – uses his middle name and states that he grew up around Muslims. Isn't this extremely hypocritical? Didn't Obama lie when he said he had nothing to do with muslims growing up?

    April 7, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  14. stag

    You gals who support BHO will just love living under the peaceful religion of Islam.

    April 7, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  15. Jim

    Dreamer, nothing but a dreamer!

    April 7, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  16. move beyond hate of muslims

    I spent extensive time traveling in Turkey for example

    after religious observances, life is life, we share so much in common

    I noticed nothing that would keep us from doing great things together

    April 7, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  17. Toochukwu

    Obama was raised a Christian but there are Muslims in his family tree. Republicans want to use that against him to no avail. Everything they have done has failed. The most hate for Obama comes from America and I am not suprised.

    April 7, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  18. ExDemocrat

    Now you're all seeing true Barack Hussein Obama. You've been warned before. Ladies have your burkha ready, be prepared for Sharia Law that's the next thing Obama wanted to do in this country. No more hanky panky for you ladies, you'd be stone to death in accordance with Sharia Law.

    April 7, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  19. alvino

    How on Earth can the republicans have an approval rating as high as 31%?

    April 7, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  20. Charles Atlanta

    Of course. There are 1 billions of muslims in this world. Can you eliminate them? No, so the only option is to get along with them wether you like it or not. Unfortunately, the ring-wing folks in this country want to make it to be a religious war.

    April 7, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  21. ExDemocrat

    Europeans has a name now for Obama windbag-in-Chief.

    April 7, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  22. Saad


    You probably meant to say Muslims have contributed nothing to the United States. Religion itself cannot contribute anything. It is the people who can or cannot contribute.

    If you feel that Muslims have contributed nothing to the United States, it is sad but that's fine. This is the beauty of our country. You are entitled to feel any way you want to feel. Well wishes.

    April 7, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  23. Hmmm

    I may be called crazy, but I have a feeling that in 20-30 years, being a Christian or a Jew will be illegal and punishable by death

    April 7, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  24. Richard L

    There are around 5,000,000 United States citizens who are Muslims. Mindlessly trashing fellow patriotic Americans hurts our nation and points out how much we need better education in our great country.

    April 7, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  25. Alan

    I am with Obama on this. Once Muslim law comes to America – women can't drive, can't vote, can't speak to any male that is not family.

    Now that is the way is ougta be!!

    April 7, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
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