Obama Speaks to the Muslim World
Candidate Barack Obama promised that if elected he would speak to the Muslim world from a major Islamic capitol, to try to mend the breach between the United States and many Muslims.
Today in Cairo, President Obama delivered on that promise. He spoke at length to the Muslim world. He greeted the crowd in Cairo with the goodwill of the American people, he said, and a greeting of peace in Arabic — assalaamu alaykum.
In the hall in Egypt, he got a standing ovation. What about outside?
This hour, On Point: President Obama’s Cairo speech, and reaction from the Muslim world.