April 6th, 2009
08:34 PM ET

Obama's Muslim outreach

President Obama, in Turkey, says the United States is not at war with Islam. CNN's Ed Henry reports.

Filed under: Ed Henry • Islam • President Barack Obama
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  1. Dinesh

    Its very Important for Pre Obama to reach Pakistani People make them aware of current situation in detail. Till today they have been misguided by Pak Politicians & Religious leaders. Being the allied country Pakistan should be in front row to fight Terrorism, unfortunately it had became the most dangerous in world. This is because they had Harboured & Showered all different & dangerous Terrorists, around the world in Pakistan. Aid money would be just drained for nothing until Pakistani Citizens wont show more Responsibility & Vigilant to the Govt works. Today, Pakistani people are stressed & depressed by Govt double standard. Pre. Obama could lift their spiritsto right direction, by giving them " Moral Support " against terror.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:22 am |
  2. Riyad Elalami

    Hi Mr. Cooper i want to ask you something why when a Muslim does something wrong you say he is a Muslim but when Israel kills thousands of kids and women you don't say Jewish or you agree with it and when the Jew guy steals more than 60 billion you don't say he is a Jew that doesn't mean I am against Jews but you should be fair or at least don't say any religion because we Muslims don't hit our women ever but these guys are gays for our religions they aren't Muslims they say that they are Muslims but they aren't they don't do what did god say to us to do
    and i love all you shows

    April 7, 2009 at 1:33 am |
  3. Shannon


    I would Like to say to the blogger that had made the comment Jews are not God's Chosen people.. also would like to ask him if he has been in contact with God Himself?.

    I would like to say that God Loves all people, and wants all people saved...

    I love all people of all relgions, I am Born Again Christian Woman, who believes we are to Love everyone, But to have one religion, I do not agree on it.

    April 7, 2009 at 1:19 am |
  4. Gabriel T. McDaniels

    I think Obama is doing the right thing for trying to patch up the wounds that the Bush's opened up in the beginning. Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. Or better yet, make them your friends too!

    April 6, 2009 at 11:46 pm |
  5. Khalil Alshatti

    Hi im muslim, the most important for the Muslims is to show them the DIGNITY, we are very good people and we are seeking a good relationship with all religious . by the way we respect everybody

    Thank you

    April 6, 2009 at 11:34 pm |
  6. Jerome Parkin

    If South America was entirely made up of fundamentalist islamic states including Pakistan and Iran and if Mexico was Turkey, only an American president with an islamic agenda would attempt to bring Mexico into the United States. obama should take care not to involve himself in E.U affaires, although europeans amorral outlook seems to be the ideal for obama not all of us are as degenerate as he would like to believe, and pushing europe to incorporate a gateway which would allow uncontroled access for any jihadist, might raise up retaliation upon himself.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  7. lorraine elkins

    Obama is trying to pacify muslims. The truth is we are at war with radical islam. There is no getting away from it. They attacked us and wish us all dead. They hate us and they are not interested in dialogue. You might as well talk to a wall. Their favorite saying is "death to america"

    April 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  8. oner sufri

    I would like to correct something about Turkey. It is not a muslim country. Even though the majority of people are muslim, it is a secular country. There are also jewish Turks, christian Turks living in Turkey.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  9. Mike Syracuse, NY

    Unfortunately Islam IS at war with us, and any other 'nonbelievers'. The sooner we realize it's either us or them, the better off we'll be. As 'negotiating' with Hitler prior to WWII proved, you can't deal with extremists. Islamafobia? Well I'll change my tune when I see just one Muslim government actually condemn Islamic terrorists, rather than seeing acts of terrorism celebrated on the Arab Street.

    April 6, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  10. Jim Carroll internet free press.com


    America needs to get off of the notion that Jews are God’s chosen people.If there were a God, he undoubtedly would be smarter than people and chose them all.

    The time has come that a person running for public office should not have to get down on both knees and swear to God that he or she will put Israel first and America second.

    Obama has it right. We are a nation of all kinds of people with all kinds of religious ideas.

    April 6, 2009 at 9:44 pm |