In response to the assaults on our embassy in Egypt and our consulate in Libya, in the latter of which, the thugs cold-bloodedly murdered our envoy, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, and some of his staff, Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama had this to say through his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton:
Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.
Notice that: “Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.” But with the Obama administration, tolerance only goes one way: there’s no hint of any expectation that others respect our religious beliefs or our rights.
This isn’t tolerance. It’s timidity.