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"The United States of America are great"

The hotel manager whose rescue of 1,200 people inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” praised the election of the first U.S. president with African roots.

“The United States of America are great,” said Paul Rusesabagina, when asked for his feelings about Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday’s presidential election.

Rusesabagina spoke today at RMU as part of the Diversity Speaker Series. He is speaking tonight as part of the RMU Pittsburgh Speakers Series.

“This is a very good lesson of democracy to the whole universe, the whole world,” Rusesabagina said. “All those minorities who are always threatened by the majorities should learn the lesson of democracy from this country.”

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