Cheating wives and violent husbands: USA's arranged marriage with the Muslim world
Obama began his presidency with a rousing and incredibly well-received speech in Cairo, aiming to win over the "hearts and minds"--interestingly a military coinage born during Britain's colonization of Aden--of the world's hundreds and millions of Muslims.
"I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition.” He came and saw, but did he conquer? Continue reading below »
As anti-American riots burnt from Benghazi to Kabul, Obama's optimism looks distinctly misplaced.
The attacks seem to have been timed for the 9/11 anniversary. Obama after all successfully executed the capture and killing of notorious September Elevener Osama Bin Laden.
What do you think? Can you feel a palpable difference in the relationship between the majority Muslim lands and the United States or is just the same continuum since 9/11 or indeed since Arab-Israel divides.