Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, United States Department of State, speaking at a seminar yesterday praised president Obama and his attitude to Islam and especially his "historic Cairo speech."
She also referred to President Obama's statement that, to paraphrase "there is no them and us, only we." This is a slightly different version of his statement at a press conference where he was asked about the proposed Islamic Center and Mosque near the 9/11 site. He referred to Muslim soldiers serving in the U.S. armed forces first (emphasis mine).
"And part of honoring their service is making sure that they understand that we don't differentiate between them and us," he added. "It's just us." On the former issue, the president said Islam should be treated no differently than any other religion.'