I think that you’re making a very important point. And that is that the language we use matters. And what we need to understand is, is that there are extremist organizations — whether Muslim or any other faith in the past — that will use faith as a justification for violence. We cannot paint with a broad brush a faith as a consequence of the violence that is done in that faith’s name.
– Barack Obama, in his first official presidential interview with an Arabic-language station; read the entire transcript of his chat with Al-Arabiya’s bureau chief Hisham Melhem at the Huffington Post.