Obama's Persian New Year Message

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"A video message from President Obama tells the people of Iran and their leaders that the U.S. wants to engage with their country and end decades of a strained relationship, but not unless Iranian officials stop making threats. The message with Farsi subtitles is timed to the festival of Nowruz, which means "new day." It marks the arrival of spring and is a major holiday in Iran."
I believe it's a very smart political move, especially as it was well received among younger Iranians who disapprove of the unyielding response of the Iranian government to the message. Especially as it was not a behind closed doors message, it was essentially broadcast to the nation as a whole.
Unfortunately I am wondering how long it is before the fundies take up the "he's a Mooslum!!1!"

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