In a disturbing but familiar leftist trend, Hillary Clinton continued to espouse Barack Obama’s fantasy that the Islamic State (ISIS) and other Islamic terror groups have nothing to do with Islam.
Truth & Action (h/t Mike F) Hillary Clinton—running on the platform of a third Obama term—attended a roundtable meeting of the (MPAC) Muslim Public Affairs Council* meant to discuss the threat of Islamic terror, and what moderate Muslims can do to combat it. Predictably, the harshest rhetoric of the meeting was not focused upon the terrorists themselves, but instead aimed at Republicans, whom they accuse of marginalizing “moderate Muslims.”
Clinton used the forum to “bolster her foreign policy credentials while condemning her Republican rivals’ ‘divisive language’ in the aftermath of the terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday.”
Clinton lamented the fact that American Muslims are continuously speaking for peace, but are drowned out by those who say more provocative statements that garner more attention. She then bizarrely suggested that the reason moderate Muslims don’t speak out more is because they figure they can get more attention by being extremists.
“Think about it: the way you get eyes, or ears, is to be provocative, even extreme — to say things that are going to draw attention,” she continued. “That’ll get you invited back, or that’ll get you more, you know, responses to whatever it is you’re posting.”
*Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is a group with Muslim Brotherhood origins and a long history of advancing the radical Islamist cause. Its founders were members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and were close to its founder, Hassan al-Banna. Its leadership praised Hezbollah and Islamist leaders like al-Banna in the 1990s, opposed the designations of Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups in 2003, and promoted the Brotherhood as a moderate force and potential U.S. ally in 2010. In a debate between MPAC and the Clarion Project in December 2012, its leader dismissed the suggestion that MPAC take a stand against the Brotherhood as “ridiculous.”