Pittsburgh-area Muslim leaders said President Donald Trump needs to use actions — not just one conciliatory speech on Islam — to make a convincing case he's abandoned his longstanding targeting of all Muslims for the work of violent extremists claiming to act in the name of their religion.

"There were a lot of encouraging aspects which sharply contradict the rhetoric, which was very anti-Muslim during the election campaign," said Safdar Khwaja, president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Pittsburgh chapter. "If it's sincere, it's encouraging."

But he said Mr. Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to numerous heads of Muslim-majority states needs to be followed by changes toward his own Muslim citizens.

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