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Donald Trump (left) with Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (right) in New York (Sept 2016) "He is antagonising the majority or nearly all Muslims worldwide. That's exactly what Daesh [so-called Islamic State] and other extremist groups want to do, to push towards a confrontation, to send the message that the two civilisations cannot exist." Promise unfulfilled The message from Barack Obama, in the early days of his presidency, was very different. At Cairo University in June 2009 he made a seminal appeal for civilisations to unite. "I've come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world," he said, "one based on mutual interest and mutual respect. This cycle of suspicion and discord must end." Nadine Medhat, then a 19-year-old student, was in the audience that day listening to his soaring rhetoric beneath the gilded dome of the University's Great Hall. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2009, Barack Obama spoke of hope for a "new beginning" for US-Muslim relations Ms Medhat, now a researcher, came back there to give us her views on US presidents, past and present. "I remember very distinctly all the young people attending on the day were excited," เสื้อ ทีม ฟุตบอล สวย ๆ she said. "I felt that the writing and the wording of the speech was very carefully chosen and it resonated with many who listened." In spite of the early promise, she says President Obama left the region worse than he found it. Image caption Mamdouh Abdo and Nadine Medhat are worried by what the Trump presidency will mean As for Donald Trump she told us he could not even get his wording right during his campaign. "I thought his words were insensitive to Muslim communities worldwide," she said. Ms Medhat is troubled by his repeated threats to "take the oil" in Iraq, and by his "rash decisions" so far.

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