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Why You Should Listen to Obama’s "Muslim World" Speech

This morning those who have signed up to receive email messages from The White House got a message from David Axelrod concerning Obama’s speech from Cairo.

I am assuming for those who got the email that like me you receive way too many emails that you cannot possibly read each day or even this week. Well today, I decided to listen to this speech (I have a friend who researches on the Middle East so I’ve taken an additional interest in the region) – all 55 minutes of it. The speech was good but there are a few specific reasons why I think you should watch this speech:

1- President Obama discusses Women’s Rights specifically in a Muslim context (42:24);
2- President Obama gives an updated timeline for troop withdrawals from Iraq (19:58)
3- (Just for fun) To hear President Obama say certain words (like Qu’ran) with an Arabic accent (moments vary).

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