Obama’s faith background: It’s not a flaw, it’s a feature

You may have already seen this clip from President Obama’s first TV interview as president, the one he did with Al Arabia (based in the United Arab Emirates). In it he highlights that he has Muslims in his family and that he lived for a time in a Muslim country (the largest Muslim country, Indonesia). He points out that the US is a country of many believers — Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and (as he said in his Inaugural address) non-believers (although skeptics remain). These are not things you can say on the campaign trail, but they may serve him well in healing relations between the US and the Muslim world.

Even if you’ve seen it, you may want to look again:

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