War against IS isn’t war against Islam, says US President Obama
KUALA LUMPUR (92 News) – United States President Barack Obama today called on the world to reject the Islamic State’s (IS) message that the US was at war against Islam, amid a growing debate over terrorism and the global refugee crisis.
Addressing the ASEAN conference in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, he said that a small group of terrorists cannot make the entire world hostage, adding that the US has the ability to destroy Daesh.
Obama said that the US could never be against a single religion as it was made up of people from multiple religions, and warned against attempts to paint all Muslims with the same brush. “We are strengthened by people from every religion, including Muslim-Americans.
Obama said while the US would continue to lead a coalition of 65 countries in the fight against IS, it should not give in to the terrorists plan to create fear and hatred against Muslims.
The US president said that they would stop financial support of the terrorist group, adding that the Saudi government is helping in this regard. “More than 100 countries in the world are fighting against Daesh, adding that they will find the leader of the terrorist organization,” he said.