Michael W. Chapman
Sept 25, 2012
Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar told CNN’s “Situation Room” last week that if freedom of speech in the United States provokes people in the Muslim and Arab world to take actions against Americans then “maybe we do need to rethink how much freedom is okay.”
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer told Khar that the previous day he had interviewed Prof. Fouad Ajami of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Blitzer had asked Ajami: “Is this going to get better, this relationship between America and the Muslim and Arab world?”
Ajami had responded: “No. That really is the honest answer. I mean, when you have these kinds–when you have these positions are so sharply drawn. We believe in the West, we believe in the Western tradition and … of free speech.”
Blitzer asked the Pakistani foreign minister if she agreed with Ajami.
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