President Obama Addresses World's Most Populous Muslim Nation

What do you want to hear from the president tonight?

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 11:55 AM

President Barack Obama speaks with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a state dinner at the State Palace Complex Istana Merdeka in Jakarta on November 9, 2010. President Barack Obama speaks with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a state dinner at the State Palace Complex Istana Merdeka in Jakarta on November 9, 2010.

President Obama is poised to give his highest profile address to the Islamic world since his speech in Cairo a year ago. On Tuesday night, the president will speak in Jakarta, Indonesia, home to the world's most populist Muslim nation.

The president will speak before an estimated six thousand people at the University of Indonesia, where he is expected to hold up the country as a model for the values of democracy and diversity.

We're asking: if you're Muslim, what do you want to hear from President Obama tonight?

At a press conference today with the Indonesian president, Obama outlined some of the administration's efforts to reach out to the Muslim world.

“We don’t expect that we are going to completely eliminate some of the misunderstandings and mistrust that have developed over a long period of time,” he said, “but we do think that we are on the right path.”

Obama moved to Indonesia when he was six years old and he lived there for four years. He is expected to include some of his personal stories in his speech, much like he did in the Cairo address.

Tags:

More in:

Comments [5]

olek

ignore the last 8 emails I've written overall.

Mar. 27 2011 07:06 AM
olek

ignore the last 8 emails I've written overall.

Mar. 27 2011 07:05 AM
olek

ignore the last 8 emails I've written overall.

Mar. 27 2011 07:05 AM
olek

ignore the last 4or 5 bombing emails too.

Mar. 27 2011 07:00 AM
olek

ignore my last 4or 5 emails I've written to you.

Mar. 27 2011 06:58 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.