If President Trump wants to engage the world's Muslims when he delivers a speech in Riyadh he should avoid "pejorative terminology" and "anti-Muslim stereotypes" promoted by some of his "Islamophobic" advisers.

That's the advice the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is offering the president as he prepares to travel to Saudi Arabia on the first leg of a trip that will also take him to Israel and Europe.

"The president's upcoming speech offers an opportunity to clarify whether or not he believes Islam should be respected as a major world faith," said CAIR's national executive director Nihad Awad on Wednesday.

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