Monday, May 22, 2017

Trump addresses the Muslims

In a speech full of diplomatic language, President Trump has addressed a gathering of Sunni Muslim countries in Saudi Barbaria.

"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...

"Here at this summit we will discuss many interests we share together. But above all we must be united in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other consideration. That goal is to meet history’s great test—to conquer extremism and vanquish the forces of terrorism...

"Young Muslim boys and girls should be able to grow up free from fear, safe from violence, and innocent of hatred. Later today, we will make history again with the opening of a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology—located right here, in this central part of the Islamic World.

"The true toll of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and so many others, must be counted not only in the number of dead. It must also be counted in generations of vanished dreams."

Are the Saudis likely to seriously embrace any of this?  Are they going to stop sending billions of dollars to Wahhabist hate preachers to build mosques around the world, whose ideology is responsible for the growth of Islamic terrorism?  

We doubt it.

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