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The actual quote from the book is from page 261 and is as follows: "Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." Read the last sentence in the context of the paragraph. He is just saying that he will be with the people who have come to this country, at a crucial time when they need support.
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Did Obama say in his book I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction?
Yes and no. This is what he actually said:. ". . .. "Whenever I appear before immigrant audiences, I can count on some good-natured ribbing from my staff after my speech; ac…cording to them, my remarks always follow a three-part structure: "I am your friend," "[Fill in the home country] has been a cradle of civilization," and "You embody the American dream." They're right, my message is simple, for what I've come to understand is that my mere presence before these newly minted Americans serves notice that they matter, that they are voters critical to my success and full-fledged citizens deserving of respect.. "Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." [Page 260-261] . . . "
364 pages, 375 including the index.
This book was written in 2006 by then-senator Barack Obama. Many of the topics in this book expressed his political beliefs. These were the themes he used in his 2007-2008… presidential campaign.
"The Audacity of Hope" is the title you are looking for. Here is a quote from the book: On Abortion: Constitution is a living document; no strict constructionism … When we get in a tussle, we appeal to the Founding Fathers and the Constitution's ratifiers to give direction. Some, like Justice Scalia, conclude that the original understanding must be followed and if we obey this rule, democracy is respected. Others, like Justice Breyers, insist that sometimes the original understanding can take you only so far--that on the truly big arguments, we have to take context, history, and the practical outcomes of a decision into account. I have to side with Justice Breyer's view of the Constitution--that it is not a static but rather a living document and must be read in the context of an ever-changing world. I see democracy as a conversation to be had. According to this conception, the genius of Madison's design is not that it provides a fixed blueprint for action. It provides us with a framework and rules, but all its machinery are designed to force us into a conversation. Source: The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama, p. 89-92 Oct 1, 2006
there is none he wrote it to gain popularity with a political tome that everyone would like but few would read.
It was in his 2nd year of being the president.
This book was originally published in hardcover in 2006; it was later released in paperback. The original publisher was Crown, and the paperback publisher was Vintage.
Barack Obama is not nor has he claimed to be a Muslim.
Did Obama say you will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction?
No, this is a fake quote that was circulated on conservative websites; it was made up to try to persuade you that the president is a secret Muslim. He is not; he is an America…n and a Christian. The fake quote was supposedly from one of the president's books, but when fact-checkers looked at both "Dreams from my Father" and "The Audacity of Hope," they found no such quote, nor anything even close to it.
No, this is an internet myth, based on an intentional misquote of something the president did say, that he would be a voice for diplomacy and seek out partners for peace in wh…atever countries they could be found; he also said he would welcome new immigrants, whether they were Muslim or Christian or any other religion, because America is a country of diversity. But he never said he "stands with the Muslims" nor did he say that he was a Muslim.
The book itself is widely available at any bookstore, so just having a copy of it does not mean you have something unique. Books that are valuable tend to be either first edit…ions; or titles written by famous people that are out of print and thus rare and difficult to find; or certain books that were autographed personally by the author. You may want to check on a site like eBay, to see if personally autographed books by the president are for sale, and if so, what their value is.
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The president has never said in any book that he is a Muslim, nor has he said it in any interview. Contrary to internet myths, Mr. Obama is not a Muslim; he is a Christian. Bu…t in his book "Dreams from my Father," he talked about his father's life-- his father was born a Muslim but left that religion and became an atheist. By the time President Obama was born, his father had no religion at all.
The Audacity of Hope was created on 2006-10-17.
The Audacity of Hope has 362 pages.
The ISBN of The Audacity of Hope is 0-307-23769-9.
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No. Just because President Obama despises Benjamin Netanyahu and insists that Israel return stolen lands does not mean he stands with Muslims. What Obama has said on sever…al occasions was that all Americans, himself included, would stand with any nation that was committed to fighting climate change. President Obama will stand with Muslims on climate change. He also said, as did Hillary Clinton, that he was not against Muslims, but rather, he was against extremists, Zionists and terrorists. Unfortunately, there are some people who believe (without any good reason) that President Obama is secretly a Muslim or a Jew or a Republican, so they made up fake quotes that they claim "prove" he is pro-Islam or pro-Jew and anti-Christian.