A potential turning point in Islamic-West relationship
RIYADH: The landmark meeting between leaders of Muslim countries, including Malaysia, with United States President Donald Trump which ended here on Sunday, could be a turning point in the Islamic relations with the US and Western world.
Trump, who as a presidential candidate last year declared “I think Islam hates us”, has rebooted his rhetoric against the Muslims during the Arab Islamic American Summit.
His appearance in Saudi Arabia marked his first official foreign visit since assuming office in January.
Now Trump the president, who once proposed a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims travelling to the US, said he was not in the Saudi capital to lecture, or impose the American way of life.
In a keynote speech in front of host Saudi ruler King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud and more than 50 leaders and representatives