Michelle Obama managed to show respect to her Muslim hosts when she visited a mosque on her tour of Indonesia wearing Islamic head dress.
The First Lady covered her hair with a beige animal-print scarf as she toured Jakarta’s Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in southeast Asia.
Along the way, the mosque’s imam showed them a Christian church visible in the distance , the Obama’s did not visit the Church.
A smiling Mr Obama then relayed that story to reporters.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not only made the same stops to this Mosque on a trip to Indonesia four years ago, but was greeted, according to press reports, as a “rock star.”
Later, he told a group of Indonesia’s top clerics that every young Muslim man was an “atomic bomb.” When Ahmadinejad attended the Friday prayer service at the Istiqlal Mosque, the congregation greeted him with a chant of “God is great” and a crowd gathered outside sent him off with a lusty cheer of “Fight America, fight Israel.