Hillary to Deliver Speech on ‘Radical Jihadism’

PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to lay out her Foreign Policy vision in the wake of the Paris terror attacks and the debate over the war against ISIS on Thursday

According to a news release by the Clinton campaign, the former Secretary of State will deliver an address in the wake of the Paris attacks “outlining her strategy for defeating ISIS and eliminating the immediate threats it poses,” as well as “lay out her vision for the role American leadership must play in supporting our allies, protecting our homeland, and forging a safer world.”

The speech will take place at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan Thursday morning.

Hillary will also outline “her plan for combatting radical jihadism more broadly,” according to the campaign.

As widely reported, during the 2nd Democratic presidential debate on Saturday, Hillary refused to use the term “radical Islam” when discussing the need to combat Islamic terrorism abroad. “I don’t think we’re at war with Islam. I don’t think we’re at war with all Muslims,” she said. “We are at war with violent extremism. We are at war with people who use their religion for purposes of power and oppression. And, yes, we are at war with those people. But I don’t want us to be painting with too broad a brush.”

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, whose name was invoked during the debate, slammed Hillary for refusing to acknowledge the obvious for political reasons. “That would be like saying we weren’t at war with the Nazis, because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party, but weren’t violent themselves,” the Republican presidential hopeful stated.

Jeb Bush is also expected to lay out his vision in a national security speech at the Citadel in South Carolina Wednesday at noon.


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