Taliban: Obama speech full of 'deceptive slogans'

The message from the Taliban was its first reaction to Obama's speech, which has been widely scrutinised in the Muslim world.

Taliban: Obama speech full of 'deceptive slogans'

The Taliban said on Saturday that U.S. President Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world was full of "deceptive slogans".

The speech, which Obama delivered at Cairo University on Thursday, "had nothing substantial in terms of content in order to reduce the dissonance that has reached its peak between Muslims and America", the Taliban leadership said in a message posted on Internet forums and translated by SITE Intelligence Group.

"His occupation and transgressing forces continue to kill, torture and arrest Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq, trample upon their deserved rights with their feet, mercilessly kill them for defending their rights and throw them in the most horrible prisons in the world," the message added.

Obama's address, lasting almost an hour, was merely the "continuation of the previous deceptive slogans of America", the message said.

The message from the Taliban was its first reaction to Obama's speech, which has been widely scrutinised in the Muslim world.

Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood said the speech was mainly for "public relations."


Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Haziran 2009, 13:47
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