JAMAICA, New York (October 9, 2009) – The Islamic Circle of North America congratulates President Barack Obama on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. After serving only nine months in office, the president was chosen to receive the award in recognition of “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President of ICNA, said in a statement, “We congratulate President Obama and hope that [he] will be able to achieve peace and statehood for Palestinians, freedom for Kashmir, [work towards] bringing our troops back and ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
ICNA recognizes President Obama for his commitment to peace and his determination to uniting millions for a better future for all citizens of the world. The president stands as a symbol of both hope and action, reaching out to the world, opening lines of communication with Muslim World and restoring faith in America as a leader for all people.
While we applaud his triumphs in the struggle for peace, ICNA urges the president to move forward and fulfill the goals through for diplomacy and understanding. The past nine months have been a testament to the power of aspiration and unity, and ICNA stands firmly beside the president as we continue on the road towards global harmony.

2 Responses

  1. Assalam o alaquam
    Brother of Islam i hope you are fine,
    i am also fine.
    I feel so bad after reading this news,
    that Obama got a Noble peace prize.
    you have to ask people of Afghanistan
    what kind of prize need to give Mr Obama?
    They will give terrorist prize Mr Obama,
    because he killing poor Afgani people,
    ahmed khan

  2. I’m ashamed at ICNA at taking this stance with Obama. After all of this talk of diplomacy and opening lines of communication with America’s enemies during the election President Obama in his first 100 days droped a bomb in a village in Pakistan. I prefered Bush, at least we as a muslim community recognized collectively that him and his administration as wrong. Obama is the same but says that he is not and gives speeches in Cairo as if he is not killing Muslims. I really wish ICNA does not stay blind to the actions of the USA toward the muslim world becuase you are obviously blinded by the presidents words.

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