President Donald Trump’s speech on Islam which will be delivered in Saudi Arabia later this week is being drafted by Stephen Miller, the man who drafted the failed Muslim travel ban.
The speech which will address countering “Islamist extremism” will be given to more than 50 Muslim leaders during President Trump’s first official visit to Saudi Arabia.
National security adviser, H R McMaster, said: “The President will deliver an inspiring but direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology and the president’s hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam to dominate across the world.
“The speech is intended to unite the broader Muslim world against common enemies of all civilisation and to demonstrate America’s commitment to our Muslim partners.”
Stephen Miller, who is senior adviser to President Trump, played a lead role in putting together the administration’s travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, which was dubbed as the “Muslim ban”.
He also allegedly wrote the President’s inauguration speech; though Trump said he wrote it himself.
During his time at Duke University, Miller co-founded the “Terrorism Awareness Project”, a project run by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Zionist organisation which has been accused of having links to Islamophobic groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Saudi Arabia was not included on the list of seven Muslim-majority countries affected by the President Trump’s Muslim ban, which was later rejected by federal courts.
President Trump had previously suggested to ban all Muslims entering the US and claimed he saw Muslims “clapping and cheering” as the Twin Towers fell.
On his first international trip since becoming president, Trump will visit Saudi Arabia, Rome, Sicily, Brussels and Israel.