In a passage of his newly released book called “A Promised Land,” former U.S. President Barack Obama — the first Black leader to sit as head of the White House — narrated how Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan waged a struggle on the international platform to fight against the Islamophobia.
The first volume of former US President Barack Obama‘s memoir, A Promised Land, was just released and is already causing controversy during the course of 768 pages.
The first Black leader to sit as head of the White House said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan‘s “vocal sympathy for both the Muslim Brotherhood.Hamas in their fight for an independent Palestinian state, in particular, had also made Washington and Tel Aviv nervous.”
”Some observers suggested that Erdoğan might offer a model of moderate, modern, and pluralistic political Islam.
An alternative to the autocracies, theocracies, and extremist movements that characterized the region,” he wrote.
Obama explained how Erdoğan opposed the then-Danish prime minister‘s appointment to the top position at NATO
It revealed an interesting anecdote about his working relationship with the Turkish leader.
Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 Islamophobic cartoons on 30 September 2005, most of which disrespectfully depicted Prophet Muhammad.
The principal figure of the religion of Islam, immediately receiving huge criticism from Muslims in Denmark and across the world.
Charlie Hebdo, the French satire magazine known for its controversial cartoons, also attacked Islamic values. But it once fired a major contributor for alleged ‘anti-Semitism”, showing its editorial bias and double standards.
Obama has already written two other best-selling books: Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope.