It is all our fault for not understanding the terrorists grievances and providing them jobs and economic and political opportunity, Obama basically said.
It is also the fault of the news media:
“I’d like to close by speaking very directly to a painful truth that’s part of the challenge that brings us here today. In some of our countries, including the United States, Muslim communities are still small, relative to the entire population, and as a result, many people in our countries don’t always know personally of somebody who is Muslim. So the image they get of Muslims or Islam is in the news. And given the existing news cycle, that can give a very distorted impression. A lot of the bad, like terrorists who claim to speak for Islam, that’s absorbed by the general population. Not enough of the good — the more than 1 billion people around the world who do represent Islam, and are doctors and lawyers and teachers, and neighbors and friends.”
He that “the notion that the West is at war with Islam is an ugly lie.”
To bring everyone together in a big group hug, Obama talked about creating a virtual exchange program — named after slaim Ambassador Chris Stevens of things — to connect a million young people in “America and the Middle East and North Africa for dialogue. Young people are taught to hate. It doesn’t come naturally to them. We, adults, teach them.”
Has he ever looked at what is being said on the Internet by young people? Sure, let’s give thousands of our impressionable young people direct contact with bomb throwers and terrorists.
Obama said it is our responsibility to put down the newspaper and take a walk through your nearest Muslim community, like this man did, so we can all understand and appreciate their grievances: