Hillary: Like Trump, Many GOP Candidates Have Said ‘Extreme Things About Muslims’


Tuesday at a campaign event in Salem, NH, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tied Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump call to ban Muslims entering the United States to all of the Republican candidates by calling their rhetoric regarding practitioners of Islam “extreme.”

Clinton said, “His latest insult is his call to stop all Muslims from entering the United States. This is both a shameless and a dangerous idea. At a time when America should be doing everything we can to lead the fight to defeat ISIS and other radical jihadists, Donald Trump is playing right into their hands. And some of his Republican candidates are saying that his latest comments have gone too far. But the truth is, many of them have also said extreme things about Muslims. Their language may be more veiled than Trump’s, but their ideas are not so different. They are all driving the exact narrative that jihadists want to advance. That we are at war, not with barberist, violent murderers, but with an entire religion. This is a grave mistake. I know very well that the fight against these radical jihadists is one we must win. It is a fight against a brutal enemy who twists religion, twists Islam to justify mass murder. They must be defeated. But in order to accomplish that goal, we have to work with Muslims, in our country and around the world. ”

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