In an appearance with “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, former President Bill Clinton said that the terrorists who attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo last week exemplify the “world’s greatest double standard.”
This was the former president’s first television appearance in the aftermath of the Paris attack.
“You read the profile of the two guys most prominently involved in the killing and how they got sucked into this by somebody essentially using religion and religious politics to advocate the world’s greatest double standard,” Clinton told the late night host.
“If you come to our country, we won’t let you worship the way you want. We won’t let you say what you want. They won’t let you do what you want to do,” Clinton continued. “However we have come to your country, therefore we have a right to do whatever we want to do, including kill you if you make us mad.”
“It’s just madness,” the former president said. “I think it can be rooted out if, and only if, the modernizing Muslims, the Arab Emirates, for example, Oman, which has tried to be a force in moving away from this, will do what they should do.”
Unsurprisingly, the 42nd president was asked by Meyers about a potential 2016 run from his wife, Hillary Clinton.
“I want to get away from politics and talk about real estate. Do you think you might live in a new house in 2016?” Meyers asked, eliciting laughs from his audience.
“I hope not because 2016 is the election year and I don’t have any place to move,” Clinton said while chuckling.