Rep. Michele Bachmann on embassy attacks
Minnesota lawmaker speaks out
- Duration 7:29
- Date Sep 16, 2012
Minnesota lawmaker speaks out
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Well investigators still aren't saying if the attack on our consulate in Libya was planned or carried out by a specific group.
That attack happened on Tuesday September the eleventh eleven years after al-Qaeda terrorist attack America.
But white house Press Secretary Jay Carney says.
They don't hate us now they're just angry over a film trailer.
This is a fairly volatile situation and it is in response not to United States policy.
Obviously the administration not to the American people it is in response to.
We have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting.
Sure that's what it was about all about than watching a video.
-- so how has this administration handled the crisis by first guess is on the house permanent select intelligence committee.
Would you please welcome Minnesota congresswoman Michelle Bachmann.
Congresswoman neo White House is blaming all of this on this movie trailer for.
A movie that nobody really has even seen and trying to say that all of this violence was stirred up because some people saw -- film.
Your thoughts is that is that what we're really dealing with here is a film.
What -- that's the excuse but that -- what it is because we know what's been happening for a buyout since 2005.
The 57 miles -- the countries across the world.
Have had a plan for ten years and they want to force all the rest of the world.
-- to be in compliance with their religious law as it's called Sharia law.
And they want even not much non Muslims like us to have to follow their laws and I think what I want people to know as we are not the problem.
The problem are the islamists.
For demanding that we follow there.
Religious laws this isn't about being mean to Muslims were not being mean to Muslims.
But and this country we believe -- true religious tolerance.
If you're Catholic if you're a -- if you are.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- We tell every every one of their religious beliefs it's -- very different view.
And this has very serious consequences because unfortunately.
Our State Department.
I agreed with something and pushed with the Muslim countries -- UN resolution 1618.
And what it effectively does is criminalize speech.
And it says to countries across the world.
You can't say anything negative about Islam.
Not any other religion but Islam.
You know it is troubling that.
In the aftermath of the attacks first on Egypt and then on Libya that resulted in the horrible deaths of four Americans.
That the immediate response was we gotta tell everybody they can't say any thing that offends.
That's right that the Muslims and I'm thinking wait a minute you know people say things that offend me all the time is a Christian I don't go you know storming the walls of the city hall and taking the flag down and -- You take a look at the speech that radical islamists have said about Jews.
About Christians they've said that they want to send millions of martyrs into Jerusalem and a -- -- -- with their eyes open.
They intend to defeat Israel in other words they intend to kill Jews and they intend to defeat the United States there's been terrible hateful speech has come out from Islamist toward Jews toward Christians there very serious about that.
And so again.
We aren't the problem the problem is that evil that is coming from the islamists who intend to not only defeat -- kill Jews and Christians.
Immediately after the attacks on Egypt presidential candidate Mitt Romney came forward issued a strong statement.
Because of that message that came out of the embassy in the immediate aftermath.
Which he said look we're not apologizing.
For who we are as Americans and -- we're not gonna blame ourselves.
For that the attacks.
Depressed jumped all -- as did some Republican -- since I was stunned that they.
They were more upset by Mitt Romney having taken a strong stand and when he did it then there were about the attacks on burning our flag and desecrating it.
Help me understand.
What what's the reason that there was a backlash over what he said and when he said it.
Was pretty simple it's because the State Department that issued this statement was absolutely -- Here in the middle of all of this carnage they said they were trying to prevent the mini -- that was starting in Cairo.
They knew that this was about to happen so they quickly said we apologize we apologize for this movie we think this is a terrible movie and they thought that would stop everything.
It didn't at all all it did is continue to inflame.
Mitt Romney was exactly right we don't -- out as a country.
For these people for attacking our embassy we don't apologize to them they're doing wrong.
Do you -- right.
-- Right the problem then governor.
This statement perfectly epitomizes the current administration.
-- Obama's policy.
Is that statement because now Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are now abiding by that UN resolution that says.
Our government won't say anything negative about Islam.
Now that's pretty big handcuffs that you put on the entire government.
It really is -- that there was a letter that apparently came out of egyptians.
General intelligence service warning that a -- group is gonna launch.
Terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo.
All this talk about we didn't know anything about this.
This letter came out it was written on the fourth of September it was published in the Jerusalem Post on the eleventh the day the attacks took place.
If you would think that if if we lacked intelligence we could read to Jerusalem Post we might pick it up.
-- and I don't mean to be facetious.
But I'm strong.
-- select committee on intelligence that fact that there was information out there well again our committee is all classified materials we had a meeting with on the CIA director this week and we've been briefed on this issue.
And I'm not at liberty to speak about what we talk about those meetings is everyone can appreciate and understand.
But it's clear.
That knowing that it's September 11 we should have beefed up security everywhere.
And also I think it's important that all of us.
Why -- you have to make clear to the world that the Obama administration hasn't.
That we will never calibrate that elevate Islamic Sharia law over the constitution.
In other words we won't abide by -- -- us.
And our government isn't to prefer -- religion.
What our government says we are going to say anything against Islam that means we're preferring as long.
We can't do -- -- as a country.
We've got to get back to common sense.
And realize we're Americans we have nothing to be ashamed of stand on the constitution and we will never abide by the dictates of Sharia law in America.
Very well said.