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By M. Zaki

This ebook discusses the main urgent worldwide demanding situations, and indicates methods for the Obama management to take on them in a holistic demeanour. particularly, the booklet proposes potent measures for numerous difficulties just like the battle on terror, solution of the Arab-Israeli dispute, forging of higher relatives with the Muslim global, resetting of kin with Russia, prevention of nuclear proliferation quite with reference to Iran and North Korea, development of the effectiveness of the United international locations, and discovering methods for overseas cooperation to fix and arrest the wear to the surroundings as a result of international warming and weather swap.

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In the meantime it would be prudent to attend to other areas in which there is commonality of interest and convergence of views, and which would benefit the Muslim world and consequently promote peace in the region. First and foremost is, of course, the fight against extremism. The microscopic hard-core militant elements and terrorists among the Muslims have caused more damage than any other outside agency to the Muslims and to Islam, which ironically they profess to safeguard. They, by their inhuman and brutal acts, which are totally against the Quranic teachings, have projected a very wrong and distorted image of the great and peaceful religion of Islam.

These prejudices and stereotypes need to be removed in an intelligent and reasoned manner so that they can begin to understand each other and appreciate their different cultural underpinnings, and at the same time realize that there are many things which the vast multitude of races, faiths, and nations have in common. indd 29 3/22/2011 11:59:51 AM 30 A m e r ic a n G l ob a l C h a l l e ng e s peaceful and rational approach to resolving the complex issues confronting humanity. It is paradoxical that the Muslim world has a love-and-hate relationship with the United States.

Many acts of omission and commission were committed in the name of the war on terror, which have led to this sad state. Starting with homeland security, which was a very legitimate requirement for the safety and security of the American homeland and its people, it is now clear that its enforcement was done in an arbitrary manner on insufficient intelligence, resulting in many innocents being rounded up and incarcerated without trial or recourse to judicial appeal. S. indd 27 3/22/2011 11:59:50 AM 28 A m e r ic a n G l ob a l C h a l l e ng e s in Guantanamo Bay (Cuba), Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Bagram prison in Afghanistan, and extraordinary rendition by the CIA of suspects, that is, their secret imprisonment and torture in third countries.

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