Sunday, February 22, 2015


President Obama on Violent Extremism

President Obama spoke before international leaders at the White House Summit ton Counter Violent Extremism. He said the notion that the West was at war with Islam was an “ugly lie.” He also called on countries to have Muslim people in their country be more included in society. He said that when people feel marginalized that opens a door for the terrorist ideology. He called on countries to address the grievances of oppressed people because they fuel people to join with extremists.
This event was during the last day of the three-day White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. Day three of the summit was a State Department Ministerial.