Any surprise here from Madeline Albright? Blame America for the Muslim worlds problems. According to Albright, Americans are not only ignorant of the Muslim world, but woefully ignorant. No mention of how ignorant the Muslim world is of America and other issues.
Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and former Represenative Vin Weber (R-Minn) spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations conerning American relations with the Muslim world. Secretary Albright said that Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the world, but that Afghanistan and Pakistan are closely tied in their turmoil. She continued that most Americans are “woefully ignorant” of the Muslim world, and that America’s approach should not be one of ‘tolerance’, but rather one of ‘respect’. Concurrent to that line of thought is the notion that the United States should be prepared to deal with Islamist democratic elections where the results are not favorable to American policy. Albright said people all over the world are ready for democracy, but that the United States should take the position of supporting popular democratic movements, not “imposing democracy”. Weber echoed that sentiment, but insisted that the U.S. could help build the “preconditions for democracy”, such as improving women’s rights or encouraging an open media.
Regarding America’s approach to fighting terrorism, Albright said that the U.S. must not fight terror in a way which creates new terrorists, and that every civilian death makes both the United States and our causes suffer. Regarding the policies of ‘targeted killings’ and assassinations, Weber highlighted that both the Bush and Obama administrations said that they would not ignore ‘actionable intelligence’ on the locations of terrorists. Albright also stated that it is important for America to distinguish those who were civilians and those who were “murders”.
Update: The audio clip of Albright painting a monolithic swath of knowledge on Americans – woefully ignorant Americans, listen here:
The American public is woefully ignorant about, first of all they think that most Muslims live in the Middle East which they don’t uhhhhhh, and they don’t know anything about ehhhhh the difference between ummmmm Sunni and Shia or or any aspect of this, and so I think it is an educational process for the United States which can eh the American people which cannot be done without the help of reporters and ummmm the help of the media. Also the other way, I think that this is what we talked about in uhhh both these reports basically that there had to be ummm also more coverage in the uh Arab media or Muslim community of the United States.
So, when referring to terrorists who happen to justify their murderous actions on Islamic law and the Quran, we cannot damn an entire religion or culture. But when Obama is kissing their ass, he can refer to ‘the Muslim world’ and when Albright dictates the level of knowlege Americans have of Islam she can damn an entire nation of people? Clearly she isn’t aware of the growing counter-jihad, counter-sharia movement in the United States, many whom are more knowledgable than she on things Islamic.
No surprise Albright is a professor at Saudi-funded Georgetown University, her parents converted from Judaism, she has relatives who were killed in the Holocaust, she helped the spread of Islam in Europe, and that she is dictating the media bombard Americans with Islamic propaganda to educate them – it more than suggests she has become a most useful idiot for Islam.