The Sultan Hassan Mosque is considered stylistically the most compact and unified of all Cairo monuments. It is one of the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture.
They listened to a tour guide as they visited the Mosque. From the absolutely adorable photos you can see Hillary looked lovely in a scarf with a matching tan pantsuit. They wandered the mosque in their barefeet, where you can see Hillary's polished toenails and Barack's unmatching black socks paired with his blue suit (come on Obama, men's fashion 101! haha!).
You can view a video of their tour below:
Up next was the big speech. With this speech the President was attempting to open a dialogue with the Muslim world. He gave the address from a tightly secured Cairo University where he quoted from Islam's Holy Book and stressed the United States was not in competition with Islam in a bid to heal the rift that has developed between the two.
In his hour long address, Obama touched on several issues from women's rights to economic development but not before he talked about his personal links with Islam and the role of Islam in American history and stressed that America was not at war with Islam.
"Islam is a part of America," he said as he called on Muslims to help the United States fight extremism because "we do not want to keep our troops in Afghanistan" but we need to be confident that there were no more violent extremists determined to kill Americans.
The president said that he felt it his duty to negate the negative stereotype of Islam in the West and said just as "Muslims do not fit a crude stereotype, America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire."
He touched on other issues ranging from anti-semitism, Israel and Palestine, to Iran and Iraq, and he pledged the closure of Guantanamo Bay.
And for those that are interested you can read the full text of President Obama's speech here or watch below:
The speech was intended to be a landmark speech that was a fulfillment of his inaugural speech promise to reach out to Muslims. Was it a success? Please comment with your own thoughts and opinions on his speech, I'd love to hear from everyone!
"He planted seeds, he encouraged people to have to have a conversation and to think hard about their perspectives and points of view," Clinton said today in an interview airing this evening on FOX News Channel's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.
"I think he also challenged Americans," Clinton said of Obama. "He went right at how we can't have stereotypes for other people, as we don't want to have stereotypes about us... This was a speech that I believe will be viewed historically as a very significant turning point.... One of the most important points that he made was how if the Palestinians had pursued a different path of non-violence, of following an example of a Gandhi, or a Dr. Martin Luther King, who knows where we'd be right now," Clinton said. "That violence is not the answer. It does not change hearts and minds, it hardens them."
She also said the Obama Administration's teamwork is essential to the mission at hand: "This is a very important part of our new diplomacy, our outreach, our policy of engagement and partnership.... It is really critical that we make clear, as the president did in this magnificent speech he gave, that we want to work with people all over the world, regardless of religion," she said.
"We have no feeling of hostility or conflict with Muslims everywhere... I thought that it was important that we all be here to send a strong signal that America is doing what the president said we would do in his inaugural address. You know, stretch out his hand and hopefully people will unclench their fists."