On Sunday, President Donald Trump went to Saudi Arabia and made it clear that the United States is not at war with all Muslims, just the ones who are terror groups, calling this fight a “battle between good and evil.”
He pleaded with all Muslims all over the world to not stand for terrorism, and do their best to share the burden in this fight on terror. He asked them to drive out these terrorist wherever they can.
The United States’ fight is with “barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life,” and it is not a war against a particular religion.
He is a champion of all “decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.”
This new move by President Trump is sending the strong message that he recognizes the difference between the Islamic religion and the crazy loose concept of religion that ISIS and other terrorist groups hold.
He did not all together forget the role that Islam has in making these terrorists. HE said that all sides should confront “the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds.” President Trump is wise and knows that unless these men are attacked from all sides.
Trump referred to Islam as “one of the world’s great faiths.” Despite the shift in rhetoric, Trump maintained that Muslim countries share in the responsibility for confronting terrorist groups that claim the mantle of Islam, calling on leaders of Muslim nations Sunday to “drive out” terrorists from their societies and countries.
“Drive them out,” Trump said. “Drive them out of your places of worship … drive them out of your holy land. Drive them out of this earth.” He said that Middle Eastern countries “cannot wait for American power,” but must instead “decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.” The President’s speech is expected to help him reset his relationship with the Muslim world after he made a slew of Islamophobic remarks on the campaign trail and called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States during the campaign.
He highlighted that “in sheer numbers, the deadliest toll” of terrorist attacks “has been exacted on Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations.” “In sheer numbers the deadliest toll has been exacted on Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations, ” he said. “More than 95% of the victims of terrorism are themselves Muslim.”