Thursday, February 19, 2015

President Obama claims the media reporting a distorted impression of Islam

Speaking at the White House summit on "violent extremism" on Thursday, President Obama claimed the media (aka the conservative media) is reporting a “distorted impression” of Islam.

"I'd like to close by speaking very directly to a painful truth that’s part of the challenge that brings us here today. In some of our countries, including the United States, Muslim communities are still small, relative to the entire population, and as a result, many people in our countries don’t always know personally of somebody who is Muslim.

"So the image they get of Muslims or Islam is in the news. And given the existing news cycle, that can give a very distorted impression.

"A lot of the bad, like terrorists who claim to speak for Islam, that’s absorbed by the general population. Not enough of the good — the more than 1 billion people around the world who do represent Islam, and are doctors and lawyers and teachers, and neighbors and friends," President Obama said.


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