High profile speeches

President Obama’s Speech to Indonesia

THE PRESIDENT: Terima kasih. Terima kasih, thank you so much, thank you, everybody. Selamat pagi. (Applause.) It is wonderful to be here at the University of Indonesia. To the faculty and the staff and the students, and to Dr. Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri, thank you so much for your hospitality. (Applause.)…

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November 11, 2010

Obama Reaches Out to Muslims

“Obama on Wednesday delivered one of the most personal and potentially consequential speeches of his presidency, reflecting on his own years of upbringing in Indonesia and giving an update on America’s “new beginning” with Muslims that he promised last year in Cairo.”

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November 11, 2010

Bill Clinton: Park 51

Bill Clinton: dedicate Park 51 to Muslims killed on 9/11

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September 23, 2010

President Obama—Eidul Fitr Announcement

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

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September 13, 2010

Remarks by the President at the Iftar Dinner, 2010 / 1431

… Today, our nation is strengthened by millions of Muslim Americans…

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August 17, 2010

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world. Ramadan Kareem.

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August 12, 2010


By Nurit Peled-Elhanan, an Israeli woman and mother, from a speech given at the European Parliament

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June 24, 2010

Full Text of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Speech to Turkish Parliament

“I want to call to the conscience and hearts and minds of the whole of humanity, I would like to share courageously my feelings. “

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June 2, 2010

Remarks by the President at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

White House supplied transcript of President Obama’s remarks at an entrepreneurship and business-promotion conference attended by nationals from many nations, especially many Muslim nations.

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May 6, 2010

CAIR Michigan’s Watershed Annual Banquet

What was different this year was that CAIR did not just bring politicians to speak for their own interests, rather CAIR Michigan bought into a movement, a movement that has been intrinsically and vitally important to the American landscape for the better part of a century, carrying with them the ghosts and spirits of men who gave their lives in that journey.

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April 1, 2010

Obama Picks Special Envoy to World Muslim Group (OIC)

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama appointed a special envoy Saturday to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the 57-nation organization that calls itself the “collective voice of the Muslim world.”

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February 18, 2010

An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore

Do you really want to be the new “war president”?

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December 3, 2009

Gates: US Absolutely Not Leaving Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Monday ruled out any consideration of a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama’s sweeping strategy review of the increasingly unpopular war there.

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October 22, 2009

Iraqi Mujahideen

Somewhat harsh statement by Iraqi insurgent group in response to President Obama’s February speech.

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September 24, 2009

Eid Mubarak from Pres. Obama

The President released the following statement to mark the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr:

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September 24, 2009

President Obama’s 9/9/9 Speech on Healthcare

THE PRESIDENT: Madam Speaker, Vice President Biden, members of Congress, and the American people:

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September 10, 2009

“Healthcare, Yes or No?”

So, my friends, what were we thinking? Did we really think that extending health care coverage to all Americans would be easy?

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September 3, 2009

President Obama’s Cairo 6/4/09 Speech – Transcript

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much. Good afternoon. I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be…

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June 4, 2009

Text of Ahmadinejad’s Speech at General Assembly Meeting

“Faith will prove to be the solution to many of today’s problems. The Truth will shine the light of faith and ethics on the life of human beings and prevent them from aggression, coercion and injustice and will guide them towards care and compassion for fellow beings.

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April 23, 2009

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