Skip to comments.Clinton: Obama Has Sent Message of Respect For All Religions--‘in Particular of Islam’
Posted on 05/08/2012 4:46:13 AM PDT by IbJensen
CNSNews.com) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday disputed charges that the United States is anti-Islam, telling an audience in Bangladesh that the perception was deeply hurtful.
I certainly think President Obama has sent a very clear message of respect and appreciation of all religions, and in particular of Islam, she said.
Addressing a public forum at the International School in Dhaka, Clinton was asked for her reaction to the common perception held by many young people that the U.S. is anti-Muslim.
Oh, that hurts me, she replied. That hurts me so much, honestly. I mean, its a painful perception to hear about, and I deeply regret that anyone believes that or propagates it.
Clinton defended the U.S. against the allegation, and challenged other countries to treat its minorities better.
I believe that the United States, through our laws and through our constant political dialogue, has gone probably farther than anywhere else in the world in trying to guarantee legal protections for people, she said.
I would like to see more countries do more to protect the rights of minorities because I think thats an important part of democracy and of recognizing that no matter what our religion or whatever our background might be, we share this planet with people from many different vantage points, and we should be respectful.
Clinton described U.S. anti-terror actions over the past decade as self defense.
We have gone after the terrorists who, personally, I do not believe is in any way reflective of Islam. I think that people who use religion, who pervert religion, for their own power or their own personal needs or their own desires are doing a great disservice to religion. And you find people who, over history, have used every religion for that purpose.
Bangladesh, a country carved out of Pakistan amid an Indo-Pakistan war in 1971-72, is the worlds third biggest Muslim country (after Indonesia and Pakistan). Only one U.S. president has traveled to Bangladesh President Clinton in 2000 and Hillary Clintons visit at the weekend was the first by a secretary of state in nine years.
In a recent Gallup poll that found support around the world for U.S. leadership under Obama has fallen between 2010 and 2011, Bangladesh accounted for the biggest drop out of 37 Asian countries surveyed 17 percentage points over that one-year period.
They’re pro-Islam BECAUSE they are anti-Christian.
As long as it isn’t her fat ass that getting killed.
America’s enemies are: the current marxist administration, Islamists, homosexuals, all Democrats and many Republicrats.
"Particularly respect" a murder cult which has killed hundreds of millions over the centuries and holds hundreds of millions currently under bondage.
Yeah. That's the ticket. That's what is needed: "respect"...
This is the birth of the one world religion. Seriously.
I have conversations with the muzzies where they try to say that Jews Christians and Muslim all worship the same god so why don’t we just get along (iow, submit to allah or die).
Even if you slept through the 8 year-long Clinton/Gore administration from hell, THAT last disgraceful stunt (in his virtual and ongoing career of disgraceful stunts) would be enough to make you hate the sight and sound of this jerk FOREVER!
Liar. Ask Catholics how respected they feel.
islam and the Constitution are incompatable.
ozero made it clear that he will stand with islam.
hillary works for ozero.
Both groups have their spokesmen that speaks for the entire group.
Compare how the muslim clerics and the black reverends gin up the masses with phony outrage at the slighest “offense’ against each group.
They both follow the exact same pattern.
Phony outrage at some offense against muslims ( mad mo cartoon) or against blacks (a noose) and the cleric/reverend gins up the masses demanding justice.
The ginned up masses protest and the protest turn violent.
Since 1991 when blacks were ginned up into a frenzy with the R King case, each and every time blacks have been ginned up into a frenzy by some phony outrage, there has been a terrorist attack or attempted attack in this country.
Look at the 1st WTC bombing in 1993. It followed the LA riots in 92 and occurred at a time when they were planning to orchestrate more riots.
Summer of terror 1996, in conjunction with the phony outrage of “black churches being burned”.
What would have been the millinum bombing followed the attempted ginning up of phony outrage at “racial profiling”.
9/11 followed the phony outrage of “Bush stole the election from blacks”.
The list goes on and on and on.
Imagine one the founders of America saying something like this.
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