Trump's Speech on Radical Islam Praised by US Jewish Groups

Randolph Lopez
June 2, 2017

United States President Donald Trump on Sunday urged leaders of Saudi Arabia to "drive out terrorists and extremists", reported Reuters, while on his first trip overseas since assuming office.

It was closely watched given the anti-Muslim comments by Trump during his presidential campaign and his attempt after his inauguration to institute a temporary USA entry ban on nationals and refugees from several Muslim-majority countries, although not including Saudi Arabia.

Some regarded his speech as a positive step towards Muslims.

Further, he said, "Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory... if you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief and your soul will be condemned". But not everyone was convinced that it was the case.

The official said the Saudi Arabia stop was an "amazing coming together of a lot of people" who are "looking for an opportunity to follow the lead of what the president wanted to speak about". "This is a battle between good and evil".

"The mood was a genuinely good mood", Ross said, adding that at the end of the trip he was gifted "two very big bushels of dates" from Saudi officials. Drive them out of your communities. King Abdullah of Jordan, for example, the Muslim king of a Muslim country, has repeatedly characterized Islamicist terrorism as a civil war within Islam.

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New Delhi and Berlin have over 25 working groups, including in areas such as climate change, energy, infrastructure, and tourism. There was discussion also on the issue of radicalization and terrorism and each countries experience in dealing with this.

- Trump said Arab and Muslim countries had suffered the deadliest toll of radicalism.

"That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds", Trump said.

Mr Trump arrives in Israel on Monday for a two-day trip, during which he will visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

"From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms and trains terrorists, militias and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region", Trump said in his speech.

"We are the second army after the U.S. military in the worldwide coalition against terrorism", Al-Jubeir said. One of the takeaways of the trip, he said, was that "we need to put a lot more effort into understanding one another better. understanding each other's cultures, understanding each other's beliefs, and I think talking more openly about those".

The tour will include Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium and President Trump will be attending both the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits.

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