It is a proper Muslim greeting

More ado about nothing
President Barack Obama bent over big -- literally -- to show respect for Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during a visit to that country today, going over the top even by Japanese standards.

Bam's deep bow and several smaller ones earned him the applause of older-generation Japanese that considers such humility a tremendous show of respect, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site, but such deference by the leader of the most powerful country on the planet is sure to provide fresh fodder for his critics. (from nypost.com)

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