Obama’s speech in Cairo

As an American Muslim, I was very impressed with President Barack ObamaâÄôs speech to the Muslim world. This was an historic and massive direction change in AmericaâÄôs foreign policy. I hope and believe that this speech can positively impact the MuslimsâÄô perceptions about America and AmericansâÄô perceptions about Islam. Just like a gifted doctor, the president is attempting to cure the cause of the problem (misperception of America) and not just its symptoms (terrorism). If recruitment and financing is the lifeblood of terrorism, his approach can cut it off. I am very proud of the millions of my fellow Americans who voted for this historic president. I, for one, cannot remember any other president who quoted the Bible and the QurâÄôan in the same speech. Tam Saidi University alumnus