The United States stands side by side with the victims of terror around the world,President Barack Obama said on Tuesday, January 20.
The US president further said, “We stand united with people around the world who’ve been targeted by terrorists – from a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris.” He said this in his State of the Union address; just days after militant attacks in the French capital left 17 dead. However, the US president also stressed “we continue to reject offensive stereotypes of Muslims – the vast majority of whom share our commitment to peace.”
At this occasion he, promised to support and respect human dignity, adding: “That’s why we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they’re right, but because they make us safer.”