Donald Trump on Islam Live: 'God Bless Your People, God Bless your Countries'
News18.com | May 21, 2017, 8:42 PM IST
US President Donald Trump is on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to deliver a speech on Islam.
Seven days after he took office, Trump had signed an executive order, temporarily banning the entry of Muslims into US from seven Muslim-majority countries. However, the move drew a lot of flak, and the order was, subsequently, stayed by a federal judge.
President Trump, during the run-up to US Presidential elections, had repeatedly attacked Muslims and even supported a permanent ban on them.
"I think Islam hates us. There is a tremendous hatred there. We have to get to the bottom of it," Trump had told CNN in a March 2016 interview.
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May 21, 2017 8:36 pm (IST)
Trump finishes his speech. "God bless your countries. God bless your people. God bless the Unites States."
May 21, 2017 8:35 pm (IST)
Iranian regime responsible for so much instability in the region, says Donald Trump, and bolstered by their support, Assad has committed unspeakable crimes.
May 21, 2017 8:33 pm (IST)
"This land is full of resources. But, the youth of this land will excel, only if they are freed of terror," says Trump.
May 21, 2017 8:31 pm (IST)
Trump trains guns on Iran. "Iran has armed and funded Assad, whose regime has inflicted terror on its own people."
May 21, 2017 8:30 pm (IST)
"I will travel to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and then to Vatican, three holiest places for the Abrahamic religions. If these three faiths join together, peace is possible."
May 21, 2017 8:26 pm (IST)
We must stop them from what they inspire people for, says Trump, referring to ISIS. They don't inspire for anything but killing. Barbarism will deliver you nothing... Your life will be empty if you choose terror. "Heroes don't kill people, they save them," says Trump.
May 21, 2017 8:22 pm (IST)
"Every country should ensure that terrorists don't find any sanctuary on their lands in the middle east," Trump says, Saudi Arabia and regional countries have taken strong action against these terrorists.
May 21, 2017 8:20 pm (IST)
"Drive them out, Drive them out of your communities, Drive them out of holy lands," says Trump.
May 21, 2017 8:19 pm (IST)
Talking about terrorism, Trump says, "They think they were chosen by God. We can defeat them only if all of us here stand united. The path of peace starts from this sacred land."
"Terrorism has spread across the world."
May 21, 2017 8:13 pm (IST)
Everybody has been a victim of terrorism. From the US to India, Australia to Russia, everybody has suffered, but the biggest victim of this menace has been the Muslims of the Arab World.
May 21, 2017 8:12 pm (IST)
"We are not here to lecture anybody, we are not here to tell people how to worship. We are here to unite everybody," says Trump.
May 21, 2017 8:11 pm (IST)
"Muslim-majority countries should step up against strong radicalisation Trump thanks, King Salman for demonstrating how it could be done," says Trump.
May 21, 2017 8:08 pm (IST)
"Our vision is of peace, prosperity in this region and around the world," says Trump.
May 21, 2017 8:05 pm (IST)
Trump says, "King Salman, your ancestors will be proud of you for carrying their legacy. We will start a new chapter in our relationship today."
May 21, 2017 8:03 pm (IST)
Donald Trump starts speaking in Saudi Arabia's capital. He thanks King Salman for his hospitality.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia is currently speaking at the gathering which the US President, Donald Trump, will be addressing in a short while from now.
May 21, 2017 7:45 pm (IST)
“This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilisations,” Trump is expected to say, according to the speech excerpts. “This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil.”
May 21, 2017 7:04 pm (IST)
CNN International reports that President Trump is not expected to use the term "Islamic terrorism", a term former President Barack Obama always avoided and drew ire for. Trump will use the term "Islamist terrorism", referring to the "extremist political ideology involving Islam," CNN reports.
May 21, 2017 6:55 pm (IST)
Mr Trump has denied any collusion and called the case a waste of money and time. Former officials have testified that they have so far seen no evidence of collusion, reported the New York Times.
May 21, 2017 6:48 pm (IST)
Experts, however, say that the President fired Comey because he was investigating the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to "manipulate or influence" the results of the US presidential elections.
May 21, 2017 6:44 pm (IST)
Trump's presidency has been mired in one controversy or the other ever since he arrived at the helm of affairs in the United States. Recently, Trump fired FBI chief, James Comey, to the shock of the world.
The day after firing Mr Comey, Mr Trump hosted Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, in the Oval Office, along with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey I. Kislyak.
May 21, 2017 6:31 pm (IST)
During the run-up to the Presidential election, Donald Trump had supported a permanent ban on the entry of Muslims. Seven days after taking office, Trump signed an executive order, temporarily banning the Muslims from seven Muslim-majority countries. The move drew a lot of public flak, triggered a political and public outrage before a federal judge stayed the executive order.
May 21, 2017 6:27 pm (IST)
US President Donald Trump will deliver a speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh. Trump has repeatedly come under attack for his anti-Muslim rhetoric.