After Peddling Islamophobia, Trump To Give Speech On Islam While In Saudi Arabia

Source: Huffington Post

By Antonia Blumberg

President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech on radical Islam to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia later this month, the White House announced Tuesday.

Trump will embark on his first foreign trip as president at the end of May, with stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium and Italy. The president portrayed his Middle East visit as an attempt to build interfaith cooperation among Muslims, Christians and Jews to fight terrorism.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Trump will address leaders from 50 Muslim-majority countries, “where he will deliver an inspiring but direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology and the president’s hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam to dominate across the world,” according to The Hill.

McMaster said the speech will aim “to unite the broader Muslim world against common enemies of all civilization and to demonstrate America’s commitment to our Muslim partners.”

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