Trump Tells Muslim Leaders: Stand Against ‘the Persecution of Jews and the Slaughter of Christians’

By Terence P. Jeffrey | May 22, 2017 | 10:46am EDT
President Trump addressing the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017. (Screen Capture)

( - President Donald Trump told a meeting of leaders from more than 50 predominantly Muslim nations on Sunday that they must stand “together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.”

Trump was speaking at the Arab Islamic American Summit hosted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud.

In the same speech, Trump said that the souls of terrorists “will be fully condemned.”

“There is still much work to be done,” Trump said in his speech.

“That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists, and Islamic terror of all kinds,” he said. “We must stop what they are doing to inspire because they do nothing to inspire, but kill. And we are having a very profound effect, if you look at what’s happened recently.

“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 said.

“Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory--piety to evil will bring you no dignity,” he said. “If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be fully condemned.”

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