Obama to Young Muslims: ‘You Come from a Great Tradition’

‘America will partner with those that promote that vision’

Speaking today at the United Nations, President Obama told young Muslims "you come from a great tradition":

Here I’d like to speak directly to young people across the Muslim world. You come from a great tradition that stands for education, not ignorance; innovation, not destruction; the dignity of life, not murder. Those who call you away from this path are betraying this tradition, not defending it.

You have demonstrated that when young people have the tools to succeed –good schools; education in math and science; an economy that nurtures creativity and entrepreneurship – then societies will flourish. So America will partner with those who promote that vision.

Video files
Full
Compact
Audio files
Full
Compact
Similar stories
Clinton: Obama ‘Doesn’t Get the Credit He Deserves’
Schlapp on Anti-Israel Res.: ‘The End of the Obama Presidency Cannot Come Soon Enough’
Burnett on Exec. Orders: It’s Awful When Obama Does It But Great When Trump Does
Obama: Insulting Muslims, Pitting Americans Against Each Other Helps ISIS
Trump: ‘I Now Have Responsibility’ for Syria