Millions of Muslims continue to claim that Islamic terrorists do not represent the same religious beliefs that they do. They condemn Islamic terrorism. If that’s true, we’ll see if the leaders of Muslim nations respond favorably to President Trump’s plea for them to help stop the Islamic extremist terrorism.
President Trump on Sunday implored Muslim nations to form a new coalition to defeat extremism in a high-stakes speech meant to ease fears that the U.S. is at war with Islam.
Speaking in Saudi Arabia during his first foreign trip as president, Trump struck a more accommodating tone toward Islam, a religion he repeatedly targeted during his presidential campaign.
“We are not here to lecture. We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. We are here to offer partnership based on shared interests and values,” he told leaders of more than 50 Muslim-majority nations gathered in Riyadh…
The curious aspect of Trump’s plea to the Muslim leaders is that it was made during his visit to Saudi Arabia, a nation that has been the home and financial support to a number of Islamic terrorists. Most of the 911 terrorists were Saudi nationals or had an association with Saudi Arabia. Somehow, I believe Trump’s words were of a political gesture than resulting in the cooperation asked for.