September 12th, 2017


The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam

К очередной годовщине теракта 11 сентября, Обама пока еще только Сенаторwhocares1970  напомнил цитату Обамы, вынесенную в заголовок, с очевидным намёком, какой же Обама мерзавец, и какую ужасную вещь он сказал. Комментаторы намёк поняли.

К чести автора, он любезно привел ссылку на сайт, где цитата Обамы приводится в должном контексте:
It is time to leave the call of violence and the politics of division behind. On so many issues, we face a choice between the promise of the future, or the prisons of the past. And we cannot afford to get it wrong. We must seize this moment. And America stands ready to work with all who are willing to embrace a better future.

The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt — it must be claimed by those in Tahrir Square who chanted, “Muslims, Christians, we are one.” The future must not belong to those who bully women — it must be shaped by girls who go to school, and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons.

The future must not belong to those corrupt few who steal a country’s resources — it must be won by the students and entrepreneurs, the workers and business owners who seek a broader prosperity for all people. Those are the women and men that America stands with; theirs is the vision we will support.

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied.

Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims and Shiite pilgrims. It’s time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, that’s the vision we will support.

Причитал этот отрывок и подумал, что сегодня даже как-то не верится, что у нас ещё совсем недавно был такой Президент.