Hillary Clinton addresses the Orlando massacre in a speech in Cleveland Monday. Clinton said inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric such as suggesting a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. "hurts the vast majority of Muslims who love freedom and hate terror." Clinton also said massacres in Paris and San Bernardino, CA, crimes committed by Muslims, resulted in hate crimes against American Muslims.
Clinton on Monday:
CLINTON: Inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric and threatening to ban the families and friends of Muslim Americans as well as millions of Muslim business people and tourists from entering our country hurts the vast majority of Muslims who love freedom and hate terror.
So does saying that we have to start special surveillance on our fellow Americans because of their religion. It’s no coincidence that hate crimes against American Muslims and mosques have tripled after Paris and San Bernardino. That’s wrong. And it’s also dangerous. It plays right into the terrorists’ hands.
Still, as I have said before, none of us can close our eyes to the fact that we do face enemies who use their distorted version of Islam to justify slaughtering innocent people. They’d take us all back to the Stone Age if they could, just as they have in parts of Iraq and Syria.
The terrorist in Orlando targeted LGBT Americans out of hatred and bigotry. And an attack on any American is an attack on all Americans.