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Europe, US situation worries Barack Obama

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 2, 2017, 12:50 am IST
Updated Dec 2, 2017, 12:50 am IST
It is an idea that needs to be reinforced, he said addressing an event here.
Barack Obama (Photo: File/AP)
 Barack Obama (Photo: File/AP)

New Delhi: India needs to cherish and nurture its Muslim population that is integrated and considers itself Indian, former US President Barack Obama said here on Friday. It is an idea that needs to be reinforced, he said addressing an event here.

“There’s a counter-narrative taking place, at all times, but it’s particularly pronounced now... in Europe, US and sometimes in India where those old tribal impulses reassert themselves under leaders who try to push back and under leaders who try to exploit them,” Mr Obama was quoted by news agencies as saying.

 

Responding to an India-specific question, Mr Obama referred to India’s “enormous Muslim population”, which is successful, integrated and thinks of itself as Indian. That is unfortunately not always the case in some other countries, Mr Obama added.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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