Advertisement

City of Brass

City of Brass

Obama Cairo speech reaction – video and audio MP3

The transcript of Obama’s Cairo speech doesn’t do it full justice – nor does it convey how the speech was received by the audience. This is why video and audio of the speech are critical in evaluating whether the speech really marked a New Beginning (as per the title) or whether it was a rhetorical diversion from the status quo.

As Roger Simon notes at The Politico, Obama drew applause on lines critical of Israel or American policy or praising Islam, but was met with total silence when discussing Al Qaeda, extremism, and Holocaust denial. He did get applause for invoking democracy and women’s rights, and also when he quoted each of the Bible, Talmud and Qur’an. The reaction, as Simon notes, was a complex one to a complex speech. Only audio and video can convey these subtleties.

Advertisement

It should be noted that the official White House transcript includes applause lines – including one rather amusing distraction:

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Barack Obama, we love you!

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) The fifth issue that we must address together is religious freedom.

Audio of the speech in MP3 format is available now, courtesy of WNYC in New York, and here’s the video from the White House:

  • Your Name

    Our tongue is the laddle of our lives,the more words of blessings and
    grace we speak,the more we give honor and glory to God.I ask forgiveness to God and others everytime my mouth will speak ungracious words.I shall quiet my spirit first so that my mouth will
    not open and say the wrong words which hinders my journey towards
    living a peaceful life.
    thank you.

  • sam

    thanks

  • Calvin

    Just found this blog, its great to get your specific viewpoint. Its extremely difficult to get a good grasp on the culture and viewpoint of the people of the middle-east and of Muslim people (even though I do have a friend from Yemen). The mainstream media offers no help. I think this blog helps to answer this problem.
    And hello from Sheboygan WI!

  • http://escortbanner.com/ escort models

    Pretty interesting post to track it to my thinking. BTW, why haven’t you you submit that post to social media? This can bring big traffic to this domain.

  • rachid

    welcom to the new fake face of USA.

Previous Posts

Ramadan Pearls 06 - expectant
When it comes to material food, if you eat too little, you will remain hungry like the crow and suffer ill-temper and anemia; if you eat your fill, your body will incur the penalty of indigestion. Partake of God's food, that easily digested ...

posted 9:44:56am Jul. 07, 2015 | read full post »

Ramadan Pearls 05 - objective
As for the men of knowledge of the hereafter, what they mean by the correctness of fasting is its acceptability; and the acceptability of the fast is whether or not it has enabled one to reach one's objective. They understand the objective of ...

posted 7:26:32am Jul. 05, 2015 | read full post »

The Fourth and the First
This evening, just prior to sunrise, members of my mosque in Los Angeles gathered round to raise the flag of the United States of America. Due to fortuitous timing, just as the flag was unfurled, a squadron of planes flew overhead in formation, ...

posted 12:38:00am Jul. 05, 2015 | read full post »

Ramadan Pearls 04 - angels
He who has fasted for Allah, the Glorious and Mighty, and is in the discomfort of heat and struck by thirst, will have his face wiped and be given the good news by a thousand angels whom Allah has entrusted to him until he breaks his fast; at ...

posted 8:16:29am Jul. 03, 2015 | read full post »

ibadat in Ramadan - process as piety
There are a lot of articles written during Ramadan about what Ramadan means, about what we as Muslims should be "getting out" of Ramadan, what the benefits of Ramadan should be. But I think that these sorts of articles miss the point of ibadat. ...

posted 10:20:36am Jul. 02, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.