Obama may land in Indonesia first to reach out to MuslimsJanuary 18th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.18 (ANI): After he assumes office as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama is planning to reach out to the Islamic world to reassure Muslims.
According to The Times, he intends to give a speech in an Islamic capital during his first 100 days in office as a sign of his engagement.
He has not said where. It could be Egypt, Pakistan, or even Indonesia, the worlds most populous Muslim nation, where he spent part of his childhood.
Obama will be sworn in as president with his full Muslim-sounding name of Barack Hussein Obama, in keeping with White House tradition.
Obama is preparing a diplomatic offensive to tackle the problems of the Middle East. There is even talk that he might convene a meeting of Muslim leaders. (ANI)