President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Washington's effort to reach out to the Muslim world would help improve U.S. security, although he acknowledged that there was still more work to do.
Obama arrived on Tuesday on a twice-postponed trip to Indonesia, the world's most populous majority-Muslim state. Before leaving on Wednesday, he plans a major speech reaching out to the Muslim world that would tout Indonesia as an example of an emerging democracy and tolerant society.
Indonesia was Obama's home for four years as a child.
"With respect to outreach to the Muslim world, I think that our efforts have been earnest and sustained," he said at a joint news conference with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. "We don't expect that we are going to completely eliminate some of the misunderstandings and mistrust that have developed over a long period of time, but we do think that...
"As Southeast Asia's biggest economy and a G20 member, Indonesia has proved resilient to the financial crisis and has become a hot destination for emerging market investors looking to tap strong consumer demand, abundant resources and political stability"
This is the real reason for Obama's grovelling in Indonesia - money money mammon!
"... he (Obama) plans a major speech reaching out to the Muslim world that would tout Indonesia as an example of an emerging democracy and tolerant society."
Thats the LIE!!
Here is the truth....
"Three girls have been beheaded and another badly injured as they walked to a Christian school in Indonesia. They were walking through a cocoa plantation near the city of Poso in central Sulawesi province when they were attacked.
This is an area that has a long history of religious violence between Muslims and Christians" (BBC News Oct 2005)
Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.