November 23, 2011
So much for Obama's 'outreach' thingyTopics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
Since taking office, President Obama has been "reaching out" to the Muslim world, seems to have been infatuated with the Muslim Brotherhood, and has argued that political Islam and democratic politics are compatible with one another.
So how has his "outreach" thingy worked out for him? Clearly, not at all:
Despite intense and sustained efforts to woo the Arab world with money and nice words, a newly released survey of the region finds that President Obama is at the bottom of a list Arabs admire most.More here.
Obama is admired by just 4 percent of Middle East Arabs in the new survey released by the Brookings Institution and University of Maryland.
- 13 percent prefer Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinajad.
- 6 percent prefer dead Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
- 5 percent chose Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.
- Even 5 percent chose French President Nicolas Sarkozy over Obama.
And when asked if there could be just one superpower, who would they like it to be, Arabs snubbed Obama again. The top choice, with 22 percent, was China, followed by Germany (15 percent), Russia (12 percent), France (10 percent) and Pakistan (7 percent). The United States also came in at 7 percent followed by just one country, Britain at 3 percent. [See a collection of political cartoons on Afghanistan.]
And as for all that Obama administration poppycock that "only dwindling numbers of isolated extremists support terrorists engaged in violent attacks against Americans," that's been proven to be ... patently untrue.
Posted by Hyscience at November 23, 2011 9:29 AM
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