"The United States is not, and will never be, at war with Islam."April 6, 2009
During his first overseas trip as Commander in Chief, President Obama stated emphatically that the U.S. has a problem with terrorism, and not with the Muslim religion. His April address to the Turkish Parliament in Ankara was not his only speech in a Muslim-majority country. Obama repeated the declaration two months later, along with the call for a relationship "based on mutual interest and mutual respect," at Cairo University in Egypt.