(Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the shooter who attacked Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords an “extremist,” and said people worldwide should reject radical ideologies.
Clinton, speaking Monday Jan 11 in the United Arab Emirates, made the comment in response to a question about the September 11, 2001 attacks, carried out by al Qaeda.
At a televised town hall-style meeting, Clinton was asked why U.S. opinion often appears to blame the entire Arab world for 9/11. Clinton said this was due to misperceptions and the media impact of political violence.
“We have extremists in my country. A wonderful, incredibly brave young woman Congress member, Congresswoman Giffords, was just shot by an extremist in our country,” she added.
“We have the same kinds of problems. So rather than standing off from each other, we should work to try to prevent the extremists anywhere from being able to commit violence.”
Hillary must be relieved of her post.
“We have our terrorists* too” she did boast.
But this was not terror
committed abroad – with her U.A.E host.
*In this context she equated extremists and terrorists, hence my changing the word.