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Clinton: Obama Has Sent Message of Respect For All Religions--‘in Particular of Islam’
CNS News ^ | 5/6/2012 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 05/08/2012 4:46:13 AM PDT by IbJensen – 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, it’s 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 that’s 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 world’s third biggest Muslim country (after Indonesia and Pakistan). Only one U.S. president has traveled to Bangladesh – President Clinton in 2000 – and Hillary Clinton’s 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.

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To: broken_arrow1

They’re pro-Islam BECAUSE they are anti-Christian.

21 posted on 05/08/2012 6:02:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

As long as it isn’t her fat ass that getting killed.

22 posted on 05/08/2012 6:02:56 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Eye of Unk

America’s enemies are: the current marxist administration, Islamists, homosexuals, all Democrats and many Republicrats.

23 posted on 05/08/2012 6:04:47 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: IbJensen
Yeah. Right.

"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"...

24 posted on 05/08/2012 6:12:20 AM PDT by Gritty (The US has abandoned its war against Islamic fascism, and cast its lot with the Arabs-Caroline Glick)
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To: IbJensen

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).

25 posted on 05/08/2012 6:13:07 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
You know, every time is see or hear Billy Boy in the news (something I avoid like poison, if at all possible) I recall the last thing he did when leaving DC.... when he had the face to review the guard there at the air field.

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!

26 posted on 05/08/2012 6:15:48 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: IbJensen

Liar. Ask Catholics how respected they feel.

27 posted on 05/08/2012 6:20:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: cuban leaf

islam and the Constitution are incompatable.

ozero made it clear that he will stand with islam.

hillary works for ozero.

dots connected.

28 posted on 05/08/2012 6:30:54 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
You're list is just for starters, it goes well beyond that.

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.

29 posted on 05/08/2012 6:35:02 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IbJensen

Imagine one the founders of America saying something like this.

30 posted on 05/08/2012 6:54:31 AM PDT by pallis
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To: IbJensen
They are brutal murderers and soon will have free will to murder us in our homeland.

Right back at em.
31 posted on 05/08/2012 12:19:09 PM PDT by crosshairs
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