I’m no longer a Muslim, but this clip is definitely the most tolerant speech concerning Islam that I’ve seen a President make. In fact, the same day this statement was made, the Muslim holiday Ramadan was celebrated at the White House.
This is definitely something that President Bush would have never done in a million years.
There have been protests and petitions against the “Ground Zero Mosque” (which was approved by the city) and I, for one, am glad that Obama stepped up to defend religious freedom.
Being Atheist, I can see that this is definitely a step in the right direction.