Trump Attempts To Galvanize Muslims To Fight Extremists Islam

by William Teach | May 21, 2017 8:04 am


While Mr. Obama used his first speech[2] in the Middle East to essentially apologize for America and 1st World nations and avoid mentioning the extremism that was and still is growing within Islam, to blast Israel and coddle Palestinians, all the things that make Leftist knees go weak (it wasn’t all bad, he did yammer about women’s rights, something sorely lacking in the Islamic world. Of course, he then scolded people for complaining about the repressive dictates of the Islamic dress code for women), Trump is going to reportedly use his speech to call for something different

Trump aims to unite against terrorism in speech before Muslim leaders[3]

President Donald Trump, in a high-profile speech Sunday[4], will look to set the US and himself on new footing with the 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide who have heard much of the President’s Islamophobic comments on the campaign trail and little in the way of outreach.

But the main objective of Trump’s address will be to galvanize the Muslim world into confronting the radical Islamist ideology that birthed terrorist groups like ISIS, which Trump has vowed to destroy.

“Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God … Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith,” Trump will say, according to excerpts of his speech.

“This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations. 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,” Trump will say. “That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires.”

We can certainly expect that there will be some softening, such as we see in the “falsely invokes the name of God” bit (which probably will end up being Allah in the speech, but, hey, we know CNN and other Leftist outlets love replace one word with the other). The problem here is that Mr. Trump is directly butting heads with what has been growing for decades, the notion of hardcore, repressive, medieval Islam. He’s going against what is being taught in Islamic schools and in mosques. Fathers teaching sons and daughters Islamism. Mothers obeying. And it starts with little things, which seem perfectly OK to so many Muslims. And it has spread throughout the Islamic world.

But, this seems to be aimed more at getting the Middle East nations to Do Something about rising Islamism and terrorism. Will it work? Well, Trump’s off to a good start

(Washington Post[5]) President Trump and the leaders of six Persian Gulf states joined forces here Sunday to counter global terrorism, reaching an agreement to crack down on terror financing, including the prosecution of individuals who continue sending money to militants.

The accord came during a series of meetings Trump held with several of his Middle Eastern counterparts on the second day of his first foreign trip, as he sought to strengthen U.S. alliances in the region and isolate the Islamic State and other extremist forces.

A centerpiece of Trump’s morning talks in Riyadh was a memorandum of understanding between the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Saudi Arabia as well as Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The agreement includes the creation of a center in Riyadh to fight extremism.

Instead of going on an Apology Tour like Obama, Trump’s looking to actually work towards something. How much will this help? There’s the question that will be answered over time.

*Image from Washington Examiner[6], where Trump and Rex Tillerson participated in a traditional sword dance.

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