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 "US Is Not In a War with Islam", said President Obama

By Ali Al-Hail, April 18, 2009

   In Istanbul -the iconic epic of the New Ottomans-  President Obama (given his obsession with his European town-hall styled speeches) apparently, followed the same pattern. But, this time with a different audience.
   It's observed that, the Turks felt hilarious, when President Obama stated, that: "US is not in war with Islam." Perhaps, President Obama, didn't realize that the Turks, have just recovered, or about to recover-from the Gaza's holocaust committed by his country's "closest ally" (i.e. Israel .)
   Assuredly, the US president's statement, was not sold quite well, to the Turks.. Yet; it's another US 'marketing failure!' It could've been an infection from the undercurrent US record low sales           
   If attacking four majority-Muslim countries, is not conceived by President Obama, as a war with Islam, what a war with Islam might be? The US directly, or indirectly, within NATO, and Israel , launched wars on Palestine , Afghanistan , Iraq , and Pakistan . According to UN's statistics, and reliable media reports, including those of the CNN, and the BBC, US, US-Led-Nato, US-espoused-Israel,  murdered, injured and maimed more than three (3) million human beings, in those four majority-Muslim countries. 
   If detaining hundreds of Muslim people without charges, in Guantanamo , is not a war with Islam, what then, could a war with Islam be defined?   
   If desecrating the Holy Qur'an-the symbol of Islam- by US guards at Guantanamo , is not a war with Islam, what does a war with Islam mean? If torturing Muslim detainees in Guantenamo, Abu graib, and other detaining camps, in the way it notoriously, happened that, had shocked the World, what is the meaning of that "US is not in a war with Islam."  
   If using US-F16, by the Zionist entity "Israel"-to drone US-DIME& Phosphorus bombs on Palestinian children is not a war with Islam, then Oxford Dictionary has to find a new definition to 'what a war with Islam.' Just, a little reminder-those US bombs killed more than 450 children, injured and maimed over 1060 children, in Gaza nearly, three months ago.
   Another little remainder-since President Barak Hussein Obama, constantly, proclaims that, he has "two beautiful daughters"-and really, they are. Lo'ay Sobhi, the Palestinian beautiful boy, which the US DIME bombs made him go completely, blind and Jamila El-Habbash, the Palestinian wonderful young girl, which the US DIME made her lose one of her legs are also, beautiful and their parents are so proud of their courage and bravery.
Professor, Dr. Ali Al-Hail, Professor of Mass Communication, Twice Fulbright

Award Winner, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Vice-President Of Qatar Fulbright Group, CSR Award Judge and Board Member of AUSACE, ASC, IABD, NEBAA, BEA, IMDA and EAJMC American Associations.
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