Obama: We ‘Reject Offensive Stereotypes of Muslims ... Defend Free Speech’

‘It is why we continue to reject offensive stereotypes of Muslims the vast majority of whom share our commitment to peace’

BARACK OBAMA: "There's one last pillar of our lead leadership, and that's the example of our values. As Americans, we respect human dignity even when we are threatened which is why I have prohibited torture and worked to make sure that the our use of new technology like drones is properly constrained. It is why we speak out against the deplorable anti-semitism in in certain parts of the world. It is why we continue to reject offensive stereotypes of Muslims the vast majority of whom share our commitment to peace. That is why we defend E free speech and advocate for political prisoners and condemn the persecution of minorities, and those who are gay, lesbian, transgenders and because it is right and ultimately, it will make us safer. As Americans, we have a profound commitment to justice."

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