President Bush comments on Islam as religion preaching peace
1. Wide shot inside banquet hall at White House, Bush stands at his seat and walks to podium
2. SOUNDBITE (English) George W. Bush, U.S. President:
We thank the many Muslim nations who stand with us against terror, nations that are often victims of terror themselves. Tonight's Iftaar also sends a message to all Americans, our nation is waging a war on a radical network of terrorists - not on a religion, and not on a civilisation. As we wage this war to defend our principles, we must live up to those principles ourselves. One of the deepest commitments of America is tolerance. No one should be treated unkindly because of the colour of their skin or the content of their creed. No one should be unfairly judged by appearance or ethnic background, or religious faith.
3. Close shot Bush sitting after his speech, zoom out
U.S. President George W. Bush praised Muslim nations that are supporting the U.S. war against terror, and said the war was not directed against Islam.
Bush made his remarks at a dinner for prominent American Muslims and ambassadors of Muslim nations at the White House.
The Iftaar dinner marks the moment in the day when Muslims may end their fast during the month of Ramadan - Islam's holiest month.
During his speech, Bush urged Americans to be tolerant.
He said: No one should be treated unkindly because of the colour of their skin or the content of their creed. No one should be unfairly judged by appearance or ethnic background, or religious faith.
Ramadan marks God's revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Mohammed almost 1-thousand 400 years ago.
Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex during daylight hours in acts of sacrifice and purification. Each day of fasting ends with family and friends gathering for a meal.
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