Obama's Islam address not enough for NJ activist

President Barack Obama called for a new era in U.S.-Islam relations in his address to the Muslim world Thursday, but some local activists say the president needs to go even further. Obama's speech, a

News 12 Staff

Jun 5, 2009, 12:26 AM

Updated 5,526 days ago

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President Barack Obama called for a new era in U.S.-Islam relations in his address to the Muslim world Thursday, but some local activists say the president needs to go even further.
Obama's speech, a sweeping call for mutual respect between members of the religion and the United States, has been widely praised throughout the Muslim world. James Sues, a local Muslim-American activist, says the president's speech is only a step in the right direction.
"[Muslim-Americans] would frankly like to see a bit more outreach to this community," says Sues. "These organizations are very interested in reaching out to the administration ? making our views known and having these views incorporated into policy."
New Jersey is home to more than 100 mosques and an estimated 500,000 Muslim-Americans.


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