Radical Islamic terrorism: The dogma that didn't bark in Trump's speech


Hakim Ouansafi, chairman of the Muslim Association of Hawaii and a key campaigner against Mr Trump's travel ban, said it was a speech crafted for a specific global audience and one that could be undone in a single tweet or an unscripted aside.

Iran's newly re-elected, pragmatist president, Hassan Rouhani, said regional stability could not be achieved without Iranian help, and accused Washington of supporting terrorism with its backing for rebels in Syria. "It is also a police state that beheads opponents", Riedel said. "Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one", Rouhani told reporters in Tehran.

Asked about the possibility of direct talks with the USA over the mutual issues, the Iranian President said that "we are waiting for the U.S. new administration to settle, so that we could have accurate view about the ruling group in Washington". Can they make us forget the presence of bigots such as Sessions and Bannon at the highest levels of the USA government or ignore horrific Trump proposals such as the Muslim ban?

Trump told his audience of autocrats: "We are not here to lecture you. That's such a strongly held view around the world, certainly among the Muslim world certainly among the non-Muslim world". But in practice the United States has had to improvise in recent years when choosing its friends in a more complex Middle East, where enemies can appear on either side of the sectarian divide. But elsewhere, notably Iraq, U.S. forces are fighting on the same side as Shi'ites close to Iran.

The Iranian spokesmen urged the U.S. officials to stop, what he called, "rising tensions, intervention, Iranophobia, and selling weapons to the supporters of terrorism". In a statement following the meeting, Trump addressed his meetings the previous day with Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, and said that there is growing realization that they share a "common cause with you" in their determination to defeat extremism and deter "the threat posed by Iran".

"So many young, lovely innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life", Trump said, echoing the theme he presented during his meetings with Arab leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Trump used both terms interchangeably, CNN reports. It might help Americans - of whom nearly half say they have never met a Muslim - to understand something they think of as a foreign religion.

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He said Iran was still forming its judgement of the Trump administration.

"I don't see this fund as a big problem if she does not solicit [donations] and it is entirely World Bank run", Palmer said.

Trump barely referenced Jews or Israel in his speech directed to the Arab world, but he called for tolerance and respect for all peoples. "Islamist" specifically refers to people who believe that Islam and Islamic law should influence political systems, while "Islam" refers to. the entire religion.

But the policy could be counter-productive, he said.

He said earlier "there's a great feeling for peace throughout the Middle East", and suggested a potential warming by other countries toward Israel could be one "benefit" to the long-running tensions over Iran.