Obama echoes Bush on Islam

Two presidents say Islam is not the enemy
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(CNN)Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama have many differences, but they both appear to agree on at least one thing: America is not at war with Islam.

On Wednesday, Obama spoke at a White House summit on violent extremism. He said, "We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam."

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Similarly, only weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Bush said, "Americans understand we fight not a religion. Ours is not a campaign against the Muslim faith. Ours is a campaign against evil." His remarks came during an appearance at Chicago's O'Hare airport where he discussed airline safety measures.