Muslim agenda of the Obama administration - 2009

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  • Obama’s first interview, within days of inauguration, was with the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya Networks. In it he stressed his own Muslim ties and his hopes for a Palestinian state. His message was “U.S. is not your enemy.”
  • One of Obama's first acts as president, he decided to close GITMO and to move alleged Muslim terrorists to mainland American soil.
  • In February, Obama ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza. In addition, he pledged to provide $900 million in aid for rebuilding the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
  • Obama sets a withdrawal date for U.S. troops in Iraq of 2010
  • On March 19, Obama delivered a customary speech to the Iranian people on their New Year referring to the Islamic Republic of Iran which amounted to an acceptance of the regime.
  • Obama submits resolution to the U.N. Human Rights Council which would subordinate U.S. free speech rights to U.N. oversight standards. This has been a key demand by Muslims to punish others for speaking against Islam.[1]
  • Obama has lifted some sanctions on Syria and intends to meet personally with Bashar al-Assad.[2]
  • Obama cancels the use of the term Global War on Terror in favor of Overseas Contingency Operation, so as not to offend Muslims.
  • In March, Barack Obama said he was open to the idea of reaching out to moderate elements of the Taliban.[3]
  • March 31, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said those "who abandoned [Muslim] extremism must be granted an honorable form of reconciliation." [4]
  • Obama arrives in Turkey to proclaim the U.S. is not at war with Islam.
  • Obama requests emergency war funds for Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Obama orders the successful rescue of American Capt. Richard Phillips from Muslim Somali pirates.
  • Obama nominated Dalia Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She has ties to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.[6]
  • April 21, Obama meets with Jordanian King Abdullah in the Oval Office.
  • Obama said that despite the hate speech by Ahmadinejad at Monday's U.N. racist conference, the administration is "serious about engagement with Iran with no illusions." [7]
  • The Obama administration declassifies Bush administration harsh interrogation methods used against Muslim terrorists
  • Barack Obama has approved plans for the U.S. to help the United Arab Emirates become the first Arab nation with a nuclear power industry.[8]
  • Obama State Department issues U.S. ambassadors abroad to invite Iranian diplomats to embassy events celebrating the July 4 U.S. Independence Day.[9]
  • The Obama administration refused to help pro-democratic protesters in Iran.[10]
  • Obama celebrates Ramadan at the White House 09/01/09

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See also


  1. White House at Confab with Muslim Brotherhood, Human Events, October 4, 2010
  2. Obama administration reaches out to Syria Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs, March 18, 2009
  3. Clinton offers olive branch to Taliban Reuters, March 31, 2009
  4. Hillary offers olive branch to Taliban The Fox Nation, March 31, 2009
  5. Obama releases Reagan records Politico, April 10, 2009
  6. Esposito Protégé Appointed To Obama Advisory Council Family Security Matters, April 14, 2009
  7. Obama: Iran effort continues despite 'appalling' talk, April 21, 2009
  8. Obama Approves Plans for U.S.-UAE Nuclear Power Deal Fox News, May 20, 2009
  9. US Inviting Iranians to July 4 Embassy Events Voice of America, June 2, 2009