President Obama mentions Darfur in speech to Muslims

President Barack Obama recently spoke Cairo University “outlining his personal commitment to engagement with the Muslim world, based upon mutual interests and mutual respect.”

And he mentioned Darfur.

For we have learned from recent experience that when a financial system weakens in one country, prosperity is hurt everywhere. When a new flu infects one human being, all are at risk. When one nation pursues a nuclear weapon, the risk of nuclear attack rises for all nations. When violent extremists operate in one stretch of mountains, people are endangered across an ocean. And when innocents in Bosnia and Darfur are slaughtered, that is a stain on our collective conscience. That is what it means to share this world in the 21st century. That is the responsibility we have to one another as human beings.

I am consistently impressed by President Obama’s ability to speak honestly and eloquently about such difficult issues.   I would highly recommend watching the complete speech (Darfur is mentioned at the 12min mark).

Read the complete transcript of the speech