Friday, April 10, 2009

Will Islam reciprocate Obama’s “mutual respect”?

Daniel Henninger, deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal, wrote a column yesterday in Wonder Land (April 9) suggesting that US President Obama should make formalized protection and tolerance of Christian churches in the Middle East the basis for arriving at what he recently called a "common ground" with Islam. This past week in Turkey, Obama spoke of seeking engagement with Islam based on "mutual respect."  Yet, as Henninger notes in his column and in the interview below, the experience of Arab Christians living now amid majority Islamic populations is often not “mutual respect” but repression, arrest, imprisonment and death.


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