Obama Wants to Change Language of Talks Between U.S. & Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is trying to change the conversation between the U.S. and the Muslim world, a conversation the White House believes has been dominated by terrorism for nearly a decade.

As part of that effort, counterterrorism officials say the White House plans to remove terms such as "Islamic radicalism" from the document that lays out the country's national security strategy.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the document is still weeks away from being released. But the document is just one piece of a broader effort to change the way the U.S. talks to Muslim nations as well as what they talk about.

Instead of just terrorism, Obama wants to base the relationship on things like health care, science and education.


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