During Saturday’s DNC debate, Hillary Clinton made a hyperbolic (and false) statement about Donald Trump’s statement about temporarily keeping Muslims out of the country, being used in ISIS’ recruiting video. More than one fact check organization has said there was absolutely no proof her declaration was true.
“He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter,” she said during the debate, answering a question about how she would address those Americans who support Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S. She added that ISIS is “going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.”
Following Ms. Clinton’s logic that saying bad things about Muslims gives one a starting role in a terrorist recruitment video, then Hillary should have a video of her own, Back in 2001 when she was the Junior Senator from New York, Ms. Clinton was a strong supporter of singling out people who followed Islam.
In an interview with Sam Donaldson for ABC’s This Week on the Sunday after 9/11, Clinton said we needed to do everything possible to prevent a terrorist attack – even profiling. Since it was known that the 9/11 attack was conducted by radical Muslims, Clinton was talking about profiling people who practiced or looked like they practiced Islam.
“Let’s talk about American life now, though,” said ABC host Sam Donaldson. “What happens in the future from the standpoint of the question of security versus relaxation or giving up some of the freedoms that we’ve enjoyed in this country? How far do we go, for instance, on airline security?”
“Well, I think everyone recognizes we have to tighten security. We have to do whatever it takes to keep our people safe,” Hillary Clinton replied.
Donaldson said, “Including profiling, senator?”
“I think we have to do whatever it takes, Sam. And I believe that, you know, Tuesday changed everything. Tuesday was a day that America has never, ever had to experience. And I hope to heaven that we never have to again. But we are in a war situation, and we’re going to have to do things people do in times of war. I just heard your interview with the mayor, and I think he’s right to look at examples in history like the Battle of Britain. Many of us have been studying what others did to carry on. And we know that we have to make tradeoffs in convenience, in our freedom of movement, without undercutting or losing our way of life and our values, which I really want to make America special and great. And we can’t ever let anyone undermine that.”
Fourteen years later The U.S. is still fighting radical Islamists who have the ability to execute major acts of terror on American territory and throughout the world. The biggest difference in the fourteen years since she sat down with Sam Donaldson we have a government more anxious to protect its legacy than the American people, and that Hillary Clinton is running for president.
Her political aspirations mean she will no longer say that profiling is necessary and she will lie about her competition. Now she will insist there connection between Islam and terrorism. Perhaps she doesn’t know that ISIS stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Islam is part of their freaking name!!! All Muslims are not members of ISIS, but all members of ISIS follow Islam (or they lose their heads).
So watch the 14-year-old Hillary/Sam Donaldson interview below, and who knows, it may turn up in an ISIS recruiting video: