Q The President goes to the Islamic Center tomorrow. Does he still believe
that Islam is a religion of peace, and does he regret using the term last
year "Islamic fascists"?
MR. SNOW: He believes Islam is a religion of peace. He also believes that
it has been hijacked, in some cases, by people who use Islam as a shield
for murdering people, who use it as a way of spreading terrorism rather
than tolerance. And he will be making those points tomorrow.
Q What about the term "Islamic fascists"?
MR. SNOW: Again, I think -- look, there are some people out there who want
to expose people in the name of Islam to a totalitarian way of life. And
the President does not think that that is -- what is important to realize
is that the President does not believe that is consistent with Islam.