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Hillary To Better Muslim Image Of The US

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Clinton seeks to improve US image with Muslims

By Matthew Lee, Associated Press Writer

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged a new American openness to ideas from abroad, especially the Muslim world, during a visit Wednesday to Indonesia.

Anti-U.S. protests were held in several cities, with some Islamic hard-liners setting tires on fire and others throwing shoes at caricatures of Clinton, but the rallies were small and scattered

Steps were already being taken to improve relations, she said, announcing at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda that Peace Corps operations were expected to resume here after a long absence.

Peace Corps volunteers last served in Indonesia from 1963 until 1965. They were expelled after leftists accused them of being spies.

Clinton also indicated that more development aid was on the way.

Indonesia, often held up as a beacon of Islamic democracy and modernity, has personal ties for President Barack Obama, who spent four years here as a child. Among those who turned out at the airport to welcome Clinton were 44 children from his former elementary school, singing traditional folk songs and waving Indonesian and U.S. flags.

Clinton smiled and swayed to the music.

"I bring greetings from President Obama, who has himself said and written about the importance of his time here as a young boy," Clinton said. "It gave him an insight into not only this diverse and vibrant culture, but also the capacity for people with different backgrounds to live harmoniously together."

Wirajuda agreed, saying, "We have proven here democracy, Islam and modernity can go hand in hand." …

Security was tight for Clinton’s visit, with 2,800 police deployed in the capital along with members of the army, according to local police. Witnesses saw scattered protests and at least five people were detained by police following a rowdy rally by 200 Muslim university students in front of the U.S. Embassy.

Some protesters sets tires on fire in a city on the capital’s outskirts and others screamed "Hillary is terrorist."

One of Clinton’s goals in Indonesia is to stress the growing importance of a region that often felt slighted by the Bush administration…

Maybe Mrs. Clinton and her husband should start a television station that tries to portray Muslims in a more positive light?

Anti-U.S. protests were held in several cities, with some Islamic hard-liners setting tires on fire and others throwing shoes at caricatures of Clinton, but the rallies were small and scattered.

Isn’t it odd that the AP would mention this. After all, most of the demonstrations against President Bush were small and scattered.

But they never bothered to note that detail before.

 

Indeed, these are the only two images of the protests the wire services have posted at this hour.

Why is that, do you think?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

24 Responses to “Hillary To Better Muslim Image Of The US”

  1. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Wasn’t this a part of the world that we sent a tremendous amount of humanitarian aid following a devastating tsunami? All because their fellow Muslim’s assistance was almost non existent? And this is the thanks we get. Worthless pigs.

  2. proreason says:

    How ironic. The Hildabeast has been setup to be The Moron’s fall-guy for letting Iran get nukes.

    Not that it’s all that important…..it just means we enter the next Dark Age a few years ahead of schedule.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Dead on, pro!
      They did get one thing right…..she is a terrorist ….. but they forgot to mention the slug trail she left behind her as she walked among the 2,800 police deployed to make sure noone got stuck in her muck.
      Its’ no wonder why they hate us …… Hildabeast is the “BEST” O’Porkboy could get to be our mouthpiece?

  3. yellarcan says:

    proreason,
    You are exactly right! The “one and only” mr. h.o. is going to hang Billiary out to dry. One would think that she would of figured that out before she accepted the appointment. She is going to be nothing other than mr. h.o.’s “whipping post” in the foreign affairs arena. How sweet it is!

  4. Confucius says:

    “Maybe Mrs. Clinton and her husband should start a television station that tries to portray Muslims in a more positive light?”

    I prefer she take her head off. You know, as a gesture of peace.

  5. heykev says:

    It’s truly sad that we are even bothering to worry or attempt at image reclamation. Muslim’s are for controlling the world and bringing it under their rule. Any stab (pardon the pun) at image making will fail.

    • proreason says:

      good insight………the mere fact that WE are trying to improve OUR image!!!

      you can’t make this stuff up

  6. Paulajay says:

    I imagine Obama and his “lovely wife” got quite a kick out of Hillary and the throwing of shoes. At least I’ll give her credit for not wearing a headscarf like Condi and Laura Bush did while visiting Islamic countries. (Even though Hillary probably would look better in a burka…)

  7. Grzegorz says:

    Did Hillary dodge any sniper fire?

  8. k012957 says:

    Those aren’t the only photos available. See my post at http://technoyid.blogspot.com/2009/02/shiny-happy-yahoo.html where Yahoo! News cherry-picks the Reuters photos to choose the only one that isn’t obviously anti-American and anti-Israel.

  9. Right of the People says:

    I’d like to get a clearer image of the jihadis, in my riflescope. It’s good to see the Hildabeest go down.

    10-7

  10. pdsand says:

    Now that Hillary has been protested by crazy muslims in incoherent jihad-addled fashion, why hasn’t it been picked up as earnest criticism by the Arab street rejecting her liberalism and appeasement? Wolf Blitzer should be speaking frankly into the camera saying that Hillary has some soul-searching to do, right? After all we must try to judge the mood of the all-important Arab street, right?

  11. VMAN says:

    “Peace Corps operations were expected to resume here after a long absence.” Oh my God let the beheadings begin. I mean no ill will to the people who go over there but are they freaking crazy. Are we going to send a platoon of Marines with each one? If not we can kiss the rears goodbye. If they want to repair relations they can start by kissing our butts.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Are you poor, 3rd world or a Enemy of the State, VMAN? If not……you’re out of the running. (for a GOOD butt kissing) Sorry!!

  12. canary says:

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged a new American openness to ideas from abroad, especially the Muslim world, during a visit Wednesday to Indonesia.

    well.. ollah Hillary allready knows…civilized Americans couldn’t convert ollah Obama who was adopted and schooled in Indonesia,….
    ..think she used the trip to deliver a secret message to promote ollah’s Father’s dreams.

  13. pdsand says:

    “Wirajuda agreed, saying, “We have proven here democracy, Islam and modernity can go hand in hand.” …

    Security was tight for Clinton’s visit, with 2,800 police deployed in the capital along with members of the army, according to local police. Witnesses saw scattered protests and at least five people were detained by police following a rowdy rally by 200 Muslim university students in front of the U.S. Embassy.

    Some protesters sets tires on fire in a city on the capital’s outskirts and others screamed “Hillary is terrorist.”

    Sounds really nice. I’ve got some vacation time saved up…

  14. TwilightZoned says:

    More openness to their ideas?! Muslim extremists are hell bent on destroying us. Talking?! They are like talking to a 2-year old throwing a temper tantrum. When I get frustrated with irrational liberal behavior, such as this, I remind myself of Dr. Bill Bennett’s statement of the difference between democrats and republicans. He said, “Democrats see the world the way it should be, republicans see the world the way it really is.” Brilliant IMHO.

  15. canary says:

    Obama should have visited his home town instead of Hillary.

  16. GetBackJack says:

    I had an epiphany tonight.

    Why the Libs and Dems think they can make peace with our sworn enemies, the Muslims.

    “Infidels are those who declare ‘God is Christ, the son of Mary'”-Surah 5:17;

    “Infidels are those that say ‘God is one of three in a Trinity'”-Surah 5:73;

    “Infidels are your sworn enemies”-Sura 4:101.

    While the Jew is a relative by Abraham, Christians are flat out infidels.

    None of the above Suras, nor the meaning thereof applies to secular humanists.

    Here endeth the lesson.

  17. pdsand says:

    If they would just put down the sword and clean up their act a little for tv, the terrorists and the liberals would be of common cause.

  18. Reality Bytes says:

    Look on the bright side! Maybe HIllary will spare us all & don a burka instead of those fire hazards she calls pants suits.


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