Wednesday, October 10, 2007

President Bush Says All Religions Pray to the 'Same God'

Source: The statements from the World Net Daily article at bottom of this blogpost can also be found on the White House website:

Interview of the President by Al Arabiya
Oval Office, Colonnade, Map Room
October 4, 2007, 11:35 A.M. EDT 


October 7, 2007

'That's what I believe. I believe Islam is a great religion that preaches peace'

President George Bush has repeated his belief all religions, "whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God" - an assertion that caused outrage among evangelical leaders when he said it in November 2003. 

Bush made the statement Friday in an interview with Al Arabiya reporter Elie Nakouzi. [see White House website for transcript of interview]

Al Arabiya is Al Jazeerah's top competitor in the Mideast. 

As the president and Nakouzi walked from the Oval Office to the Map Room in the White House residence, Nazouki asked, "But I want to tell you - and I hope this doesn't bother you at all - that in the Islamic world they think that President Bush is an enemy of Islam - that he wants to destroy their religion, what they believe in. Is that in any way true, Mr. President?" 

"No, it's not," said Bush. "I've heard that, and it just shows [sic] to show a couple of things: One, that the radicals have done a good job of propagandizing. In other words, they've spread the word that this really isn't peaceful people versus radical people or terrorists, this is really about the America not liking Islam. 

"Well, first of all, I believe in an Almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That's what I believe. I believe that Islam is a great religion that preaches peace. Click here to read entire WorldNetDaily report. 

Click here to read full World Net Daily article

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