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The Obama Administration Has History Of Blaming Free Speech For Islamic Backlash

From The Daily Caller
By Chuck Ross  |   10:15 PM 01/07/2015

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The last time the Obama administration had reason to mention Charlie Hebdo it was to condemn a series of cartoons the magazine had released in Sept. 2012 satirizing Islam.

And though President Obama offered support for Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, upon news that Islamic gunmen had stormed the publication’s Paris headquarters, killing 10 journalists and two police officers in order to “avenge the Prophet [Muhammad],” the statements criticizing the satirical magazine’s content two years ago indicate a pattern of thought with regards to free speech and free expression within the Obama administration — at least when it comes to Islam.

Obama’s first such critique came on Sept. 9, 2010, when he responded to Florida pastor Terry Jones who planned to burn copies of the Koran, the Muslim holy book.

“If he’s listening, I just hope he understands that what he’s proposing to do is completely contrary to our values,” Obama told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “This country has been built on the notions of religious freedom and religious tolerance.”

“I just want him to understand that this stunt that he is pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women in uniform who are in Iraq, who are in Afghanistan.”

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