Azerbaijan, Baku, June 5 / Trend , U.Sadikhova/
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) expressed its hope that President Obama's speech in Cairo may serve as a turning point in what have been deteriorating relations between America and the Muslim world, the CAIR released.
"Obama's comprehensive, balanced and forthright address covered almost all the bases in terms of issues of concern to Americans, American Muslims and those in Muslim-majority nations," the CAIR reported.
By quoting the Quran on issues such as diversity, justice and the sanctity of human life, the president acknowledged Islam's contributions to universal values, the CAIR reported.
"American Muslims also appreciate the president's statement that 'Islam is part of America' and his defense of the right to wear religious attire such as the Islamic headscarf, or hijab," the press-release said. " We ask that people of all faiths in this nation and around the world use the opportunity presented by this important address to turn the page of history and to join together based on 'mutual interest and mutual respect' to create a more peaceful and prosperous future."
Muslim community looks forward to working with President Obama to carry out the ambitious agenda he laid out in today's address
CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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