President Obama devised a strategy of 'truth-telling' to a vast, electronically linked-in global audience, reports a new agency. His aides have reportedly revealed that his speech would comprise of hopeful and carefully chosen words put in an understanding tone on Iraq, Afghanistan and the Israeli-Palestinian standoff.
He is also expected to make suggestions about the need for Muslims to embrace democracy, women's rights and economic opportunity.
The president headed to Cairo from Saudi Arabia where he held intense talks on Middle East peacemaking, Iran and energy issues with King Abdullah.
On Wednesday, Jun 3, al-Qaeda released a video on its website calling Obama a 'criminal'. In the video, deputy al-Qaeda chief, Ayman-al Zawahiri urged the Muslim community to not be carried away by Obama's 'PR Campaign'.