During President Obama’s visit to Indonesia, First Lady Michelle Obama shook hands with the Information Minister, Tifatul Sembiring. Mr. Sembiring is a devout Muslim, and the fact that he shook hands with a woman caused him some embarrassment. He told his fellow Muslims that he was “forced” to shake Mrs. Obama’s hand, but the video of the incident does not seem to bear him out.
In other news, the Social Liberal Party in Denmark has proposed the establishment of an Arabic-language channel in the country, saying that it will help in the integration of Denmark’s Muslim immigrants.
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