“This is a continuing effort of the president’s to engage the Muslim world,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said, adding that the president has “high hopes for a stronger relationship.”
He said that Obama would expand on previous remarks to Muslim audiences, including a speech in Turkey where he declared that the United States is not at war with Islam, despite the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“This is a speech to many, many people, and a continuing effort by this president and this White House to demonstrate how we can work together to ensure safety and security ... of the children of this country and of the Muslim world,” Gibbs said.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Obama to Address Muslim World
Next month, in a long-awaited speech, Obama will address the Muslim world in order to enunciate our current and future American-Islamic relationships. The speech will occur in Egypt, a strong American ally in the Middle East. Saith Robert Gibbs: