There are several differences between President Trump and former President Barack Obama when it comes to dealing with the Muslim countries and related issues.
While Obama’s main goal is to adapt to every need the Muslim countries may have without taking serious security issues in consideration, Trump gets to the point directly and addresses the terrorist threats like a president should.
During his speech in Saudi Arabia, Trump made it his mission to speak on terrorism and asked the Muslim society to try and nurture peace which is “honestly confronting the problem of Islamic extremism, and the Islamists, and Islamic terror of all kinds.”
Here is what Obama said regarding the matter:
More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam.
Contrary to this, Trump stated that he was not there to teach everyone on how to act but asked for collectiveness “in pursuing the one goal: … to conquer extremism and vanquish the forces that terrorism brings with it every single time,” singling out “young Muslim men and women.”
According to the president, “the deadliest toll has been extracted from the innocent people of Arab and Muslim nations.” He carried on by saying, “There can be no co-existence with this violence.”
At the same time, Obama noted: “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.” Obama made sure to omit the word “terror” and referred to if as “violence against civilians” by “extremists.”
He continued by noting, “[L]et there be no doubt: Islam is a part of America,” Obama declared.
Trump, on the flipside, noted America does not represent the image of Islam.
Summa summarum, Trump held to the principles of America, while Obama was willing to let bygones be bygones.
Well, that might have worked in a different scenario, but when it comes to America’s sovereignty and stability, Trump is the man to look at.
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