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(CAIRO) US President Barack Obama's efforts in Turkey to repair the relationship between Washington and Muslims won praise in the Arab world on Tuesday, more than seven years after the 9/11 attacks.
"This is a first important step towards lessening tensions that have existed in recent years between the Muslim world on the one side and the United States and the West on the other," Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said.

He said Obama's initiative had put the two sides "on the path towards rebuilding bridges of trust between the US and the world's more than one billion Muslims."

In a speech to the Turkish parliament on Monday, Obama said the United States "is not and never will be at war with Islam."

He also warned "you cannot put out fire with flames," arguing that brute force alone could not defeat extremism, in implicit criticism of his predecessor George W. Bush who w


Added: Apr-14-2009 
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