President Obama on Wednesday called on Muslims worldwide to reject Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations, saying they had no claim to leadership in the Islamic world.

In an address to University of Indonesia students in the country where he spent four years of his childhood — the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation — Obama urged his listeners to embrace the tolerance he said he had encountered here.

“As a Christian visiting a mosque on this visit,” he said, “I found it in the words of a leader who was asked about my visit and said: ‘Muslims are also allowed in churches. We are all God’s followers.’ ”

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