Obama on Al-Arubiya TV: I Have Muslim Family Members

I thought it more than just a little interesting that his first TV interview would be to Al Arubiya TV … especially since the US economy is in free fall here (or is it?).

Even more interesting is this portion of the interview. He sends a message to Americans not to fear Muslims, then after admitting American mistakes (that didn’t sit well with me), he acknowledges his Muslim roots.


Turns out,  Al-Arubiya Correspondent Hisham Melhem tells Wolf that portion of the interview is perhaps the most important.

I know what he was getting at here … but weren’t we told not to mention his Muslim roots and his middle name?  Just asking, that’s all.