The President delivered a long-awaited speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, in which he made it very clear that the war with ISIS is a “battle between good and evil,” per CNN.
Trump gave strong remarks that staunchly condemned the violence of radical Islam.
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“This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations,” Trump said. “This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil.”
The President continued:
“There is still much work to be done. That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds. We must stop what they’re doing to inspire — because they do nothing to inspire but kill,” he said.
But while Trump praised the Muslim religion as “one of the world’s greatest faiths,” he was unforgiving in his demands that peaceful Muslims reject the violence of their more-extreme counterparts.
And then, he said three words that are making headlines:
“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 placed responsibility on Middle Eastern countries, saying that they cannot afford to wait until the United States comes in to save them. They must decide for themselves, he said, “what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and their children.”
The President’s speech comes on the tail end of a two-day stint in Saudi Arabia, where the country’s foreign minister praised the visit as a “turning point” in U.S.-Islamic relations.
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