Hillary Clinton warns against "declaring war" on Islam following Orlando shooting

13.06.2016

On Monday Hillary Clinton said she will not demonise the religion of Islam by using the specific phrase "radical Islam" when discussing the Orlando nightclub massacre after calls from Donald Trump to do so.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, responded to Trump’s criticism following Sunday's deadly mass shooting at Pulse Orlando during a telephone interview with NBC's Today show.

"In my perspective, it matters what we do, not what we say," Clinton said. "To me, radical jihadism, radical Islamism, I think they mean the same thing. I’m happy to say either, but that’s not the point. I’m not going to demonise … and declare war on an entire religion," she added. "That’s just plain dangerous and it plays into IS's hands."    (Reuters)

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