“Hillary Clinton has spoken out for decades against extremists who pervert the world’s great religions to justify brutality against women and girls. That is what Republicans are attacking her for,” Podesta said in a statement provided to BuzzFeed News.
“ISIS claims their religious faith justifies forcing Yazidi women in Iraq into sexual slavery. Does Gov. Bush think we should respect that practice?” Podesta said. “The Taliban torture women in Afghanistan in the name of their twisted version of Islam. Does Gov. Jindal think that is acceptable? What about forced marriages or throwing acid in women’s faces?”
“If Republicans think standing up to these atrocities is part of Hillary Clinton’s progressive agenda, we are proud to agree,” Podesta said. “As a woman of faith herself, she won’t hesitate to condemn those who distort religious beliefs to justify barbaric actions. Such distortions are a grave affront to both the girls and women who are being persecuted, as well as the religions these barbarians attempt to use as cover for these heinous acts.”