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Reader comment on item: Barack Obama and Islam: An Ongoing Saga

Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Feb 26, 2010 at 03:53

What were they thinking? A statue of Barack Obama in Jakarta? As usual, jumping to kow-tow to Barack Obama has led to embarrassment. I know Menteng very well, having lived in Jakarta for six years back in the early 80's. There are some great statues in Jakarta, most of them erected during the Indonesian's love affair with Russia. I just can't visualize this statue of Obama in shorts and t-shirt, holding a butterfly . . .I totally agree, take down the silly thing before it becomes part of the landscape or knocked down in an angry protest, the latter more likely to happen.

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