Here again Obama speaks about what the U.S. has done and must do to overcome the Islamic world’s mistrust. He doesn’t say anything about Muslims working to eradicate the jihad doctrine and Islamic supremacism, and thus helping overcome American mistrust of the Islamic world. In Obama’s world, the conflict between the West and the Islamic world is all America’s fault — and Israel’s, of course. “Obama in Indonesia: Much work needed on Muslim ties,” from the BBC, November 9 (thanks to Twostellas):
President Barack Obama has admitted the US must do “a lot more work” to improve ties with the Muslim world, as he continues an Asian tour in Indonesia.
Mr Obama said his efforts had been “sustained” but accepted “mistrust” remained in the Islamic world.
He said the US would expand co-operation on economic issues, security and climate change with Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation….
In a wide-ranging news conference with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Mr Obama said he had worked hard to repair ties with Muslim communities.
“I think that our efforts have been earnest and sustained. We don’t expect that we are going to completely eliminate some of the misunderstandings and mistrust that have developed over a long period of time, but we do think that we’re on the right path.” [...]
Mr Obama said the US had reached out to Muslims on areas such as education and business to “build trust” and “create more people-to-people contact”.
But he added: “I think it’s an incomplete project. We’ve got a lot more work to do.”
The US president also criticised Israel’s plan to build apartments for Jewish settlers in disputed East Jerusalem.
“This kind of activity is never helpful when it comes to peace negotiations,” he said….