US at war with those perverting Islam: Obama
February 19 , 2015
President Obama has emphasized that the US was “not at war with Islam” but with people who had “perverted Islam”.
The US president was speaking at a three-day summit on extremism being attended by representatives from 60 countries.
He said the world must confront ideologies which lead to radicalization, adding that the heads of groups like al-Qaeda and Islamic State were terrorists and not religious leaders.
Obama called upon Muslim leaders to make more efforts in challenging the idea that western nations are “determined to suppress Islam”.