Past Presidents chose not to be at war against religion and picking sides based on religious beliefs because that is unConstitutional. Furthermore, the criminals who terrorize the world by exploiting religious beliefs should not be permitted to hijack religion. Hmm, not any more than Republicans seizing evangelical Christians for political gain, perhaps.
The "Deep State" has some good ideas, and "barbaric criminals" is one of them.
"President Trump during a major speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday is expected to characterize the fight against “Islamic extremism” as a battle against “barbaric criminals” instead of one between different faiths."
"President Trump during a major speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday is expected to characterize the fight against “Islamic extremism” as a battle against “barbaric criminals” instead of one between different faiths.
“This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations,” Trump is expected to say in Riyadh, according to excerpts released by the White House.
“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 excerpts provided by the White House do not include the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” which Trump frequently used on the campaign trail.
Instead, Trump is expected to call on the Islamic world to confront the “crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires.”
“And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians,” he is expected to say.
“Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory – piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned.”