AJC Praises President Trump's Call on Muslim Nations to Confront Islamist Extremism

"A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists", Trump said.

In a major speech Sunday, Trump told Muslim leaders to "drive out" the terrorists in their countries, according to reports from CNN. Saudi Arabia is USA arms dealers' most important client and Washington's number one ally in the Middle East. "Tremendous investments in the United States", Trump told reporters Saturday.

His presidential campaign was rife with anti-Muslim comments and promises, including his support for surveillance of mosques in the US and for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on".

Introducing President Trump, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud described their mutual foe Iran as the source of terrorism they must confront together.

The White House released advance excerpts from the speech on the second day of Mr. Trump's inaugural trip overseas as president.

Elliot Abrams, who served in foreign policy positions under former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, on Sunday said President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia successfully pushes back against the narrative that Trump is prejudiced against Islam.

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"Our responsibility before God and our people and the whole world is to stand united to fight the forces of evil and extremism wherever they are ..."

Indeed, Mr Trump and Mr Salman were in agreement on the threat Iran poses to the region when they addressed their fellow leaders: Mr Trump accused Iran of "destruction and chaos" and the king said its rival "has been the spearhead of global terrorism". "Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combating radicalization".

Over the weekend, Trump received a warm welcome from Arab leaders, who focused on his desire to crack down on Iran's influence in the region, a commitment they found wanting in the Republican president's Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.The reception marked a contrast from his difficulties at home where he is struggling to contain a mushrooming scandal after his firing of former FBI Director James Comey almost two weeks ago. The groups the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since the September 11, 2001, attacks on Washington and NY are mostly Sunni Muslims, and enemies of Iran. "Love your shoes. Boy, those shoes", he said.

Trump has vowed to do whatever is necessary to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but has given little sign of how he could revive long-stalled negotiations.When he met Abbas earlier this month in Washington, he stopped shortly of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, a long-standing foundation of USA policy. Bahrain is home to the US fleet in the Middle East.

Israeli officials say they are largely in the dark about what ideas Trump might present for peace or what concessions he may demand. Its Sunni Muslim royal family rules over a majority Shi'ite population and was occasionally rebuked by the Obama administration for harsh treatment of opponents.

In his speech attended by dozens of Arab and Islamic leaders, he toned down the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric he had employed during the presidential campaign past year in favor of trying to gain cooperation against Islamist militants."A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists".

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