Chicago Tribune: Obama's Cairo Speech Inspires Hope Among Chicago Muslims

Muslims in the Chicago area say President Barack Obama’s speech could revolutionize the relationship between the U.S. and Muslims in the Arab world.


“He showed genuine goodwill on behalf of the U.S. by referencing contributions of Islam and respect for Islam’s creed,” said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Rehab also noted Obama’s choice of words, referring to violent extremism instead of Islamic extremism, and Palestine instead of Palestinian territories.

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