After the Anti-Islam film had been spread all over the world, people were eager to hear what Obama had to say about it. Hilary Clinton openly spoke to the public claiming that the government had nothing to do with the film and does not support it in any way. Obama, on the other hand, addressed the UN General Assembly, with a very surprising response regarding the Anti-Islam film. He acknowledged the fact that people are asking why the US government doesn’t ban such videos? Obama’s answer to that was because “our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech.” Expressing how important it is to protect freedom of speech, he stated that he “accepts that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so.” In no way, he claimed, does he support hateful speech and messages (such as the one coming from the Anti-Islam film). Contrary to that, he claimed that he is only fighting for the protection of basic human rights. According to Obama the way to fight hateful speech is through speech itself.
Do you agree with President Obama? Do you believe that he is really standing up for freedom of speech or, is this a way to avoid the bigger issues in question (The Anti-Islam film)?