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Faith in the 2012 Election Faith in the 2012 Election
Religion emerged as an important issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. The personal religious identity of President Barack Obama and the Republican candidate, Governor...

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Religious Liberty Religious Liberty
This collection gathers together key candidate statements on religious freedom from the 2011-12 primary and general election campaigns, addressing America's constitutional...
Arab Spring Arab Spring
This collection gathers together key candidate statements on the "Arab Spring" that address the Arab world as it wrestles with the challenges and upheaval that have...
Islam as an Issue Islam as an Issue
This collection gathers together key candidate statements on Islam from the primary and general election campaigns, addressing perceived linkages between religion and...
US Presidents on Islam US Presidents on Islam
Religion has long been a staple of American politics. At the national level presidents and candidates for the highest office have continually evoked religious themes,...

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Barack Obama on Intolerance and Violence in His UN General Assembly Address Discussing the Middle East

September 25, 2012
The impulse towards intolerance and violence may initially be focused on the West, but over time it cannot be contained. The same impulses toward extremism are used to justify war between Sunni and Shia, between tribes and clans. It leads not to strength and prosperity but to chaos. In less than two years, we have seen largely peaceful protests bring more change to Muslim-majority countries than a decade of violence. And extremists understand this. Because they have nothing to offer to improve the lives of people, violence is their only way to stay relevant. They don’t build; they only destroy. [...] 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.
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Barack Obama became the forty-fourth president of the United States in January 2009, the first African-American to hold the office. He was re-elected to the presidency in November 2012. After graduating from Columbia University and Harvard Law...