Former President Bill Clinton was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday night and the discussion quickly turned to the events of last week in Paris, France. Meyers asked the former President what his thoughts were on the attack and on how we can move forward peacefully with the Islamic world. This part of the conversation lasts about 5 minutes and is filled with thoughtful information – particularly President Clinton’s recognition of the terrible double standard that exists with most Muslim migrants.
They leave their home countries seeking opportunities in the West but become angry when our culture is different from theirs. While no freedom exists in their home nations and they demand the rights of Westerners… they use their newfound freedom to attack our freedoms as licentious and un-Islamic.
The most pertinent part begins around 2:20
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“You read the profile of the two guys most prominently involved in the killing and how they got sucked into this by somebody essentially using religion and religious politics to advocate the world’s greatest double standard. If you come to our country, we won’t let you worship the way you want. We won’t let you say what you want. They won’t let you do what you want to do. However we have come to your country, therefore we have a right to do whatever we want to do, including kill you if you make us mad. It’s just madness. I think it can be rooted out if, and only if, the modernizing Muslims, the Arab Emirates, for example, Oman, which has tried to be a force in moving away from this, will do what they should do.”
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