SAY WHAT?!?! Obama says Fight Against Islamic State is a Battle for ‘Hearts and Minds’

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Not exactly the time to try and convert someone when they’re trying to kill your countrymen and destroy whole nations! Turning the other cheek does not apply here.

President Barack Obama says the fight against “violent extremism” is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds and can’t be won with force alone. In an editorial for Wednesday editions of the Los Angeles Times, the president wrote that al Qaeda and ISIS “promote a twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims.”

The White House is hosting a summit on world extremism this week.

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Obama wrote that the world must promote the voices of Muslim clerics and scholars who “teach the true peaceful nature” of the religion. He also called for expanded human rights protections and economic and educational development.

Read more: NBC News


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