President Trump during a major speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday is expected to characterize the fight against "Islamist extremism" as a battle against "barbaric criminals" instead of one between different faiths.

"This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations," Trump is expected to say in Riyadh, according to excerpts released by the White House.

"This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.

"This is a battle between good and evil."

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