This appeared on my facebook page, posted by someone from my high school back in LA (lower Alabama):
I don’t know for sure if the author of The Post-American World, Indian-born Fareed Zakaria, is a Muslim or not, but I do know that he’s now a naturalized US citizen with a Ph. D. from Harvard. This was my facebook reply:
It looks like Obama is carrying the first edition of the "The Post American World", making it some time in 2011 or before when the "2.0" edition came out.
I read this book about 6 months ago based on a recommendation from a friend. It is a powerful book and I am thrilled that Barack Obama was reading it too. This is a book that every American who is interested in a bright future for the country should read. It is about the rise of economies in China and India with an analysis of what are their strengths and inherent limitations. It emphasizes what is unique and valuable about America and what we need to do to stay great. Mr. Zakaria has a PhD from Harvard and is a naturalized US Citizen. He’s a huge booster of his adopted country.
Before people go criticizing others, they should know the facts.
I didn’t connect before now that Zakaria is the same fellow who wrote an article that I commented on last March.