President Obama delivered his much-awaited speech at Cairo University, paying tribute to the Egyptian people and the contribution of Islam to the history of science and culture. But he called this "a time of tension between the US and Muslims around the world" caused by historical forces, including colonialism, the Cold War and the changes brought by modernity.
Barack Obama and the Muslim World
- Michael Slackman - Foreign Correspondent, New York Times
- Fawaz Gerges - London School of Economics and Politics
- Robin Wright - contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, and a joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center - @wrightr
- Saad Eddin Ibrahim - Egyptian human rights advocate
- Geoffrey Aronson - Foundation for Middle East Peace