Random reflections on everyday life in the United Arab Emirates.
View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Barack Hussein Obama Says Assalaamu Alaykum to Egypt and the World
I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt's advancement. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress. I am grateful for your hospitality, and the hospitality of the people of Egypt. I am also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum.