S.A. Miller at the Washington Times offers a piece on President Trump speech to Muslim leaders.
President Trump called on Muslim leaders Sunday to begin stamping out radial Islamic terrorism within their own countries, giving a blunt assessment to the poisonous ideology within their religion and offering a path forward to peace.
In a historic speech to leaders from 50 Muslim countries, Mr. Trump described the struggle against Islamic extremists as a “battle between good and evil.”
“There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it. No accepting it. No excusing it and no ignoring it,” he said in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. “They don’t worship God. They worship death.”
He offered a partnership with the U.S. to defeat terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, but he said they must take the lead to end the bloodshed and violence it is spreading in their own homelands.
The president also called for a unified front to combat Iran, which supplies weapons and training to terrorists and spreads destruction and chaos across the region.