Yesterday at Stanford University's Encina Hall, former Secretary of State and current presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton once again responded to Tuesday's violent attack on Brussels, an act of terrorism claimed by ISIS that killed more than 30 people according to the New York Times.
In California fundraising for her campaign, Clinton delivered the speech to a standing-room-only audience of students, faculty, and members of the university community, as the Chronicle writes.
"We need to rely on what actually works, not bluster that alienates our partners and doesn’t make us any safer,” Clinton reportedly said, contrasting her response to those of Republican candidates such as Senator Ted Cruz.
According to the Washington Post, Cruz called for measures “to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized,” in response to the attack, rhetoric Clinton described as “incendiary” and “foolish."
“When Republican candidates like Ted Cruz call for treating American Muslims like criminals and for racially profiling predominantly Muslim neighborhoods, it’s wrong, it’s counterproductive, it’s dangerous,” Clinton said per Stanford News.
Implicitly addressing another Republican candidate, Donald Trump, Clinton added that “While other candidates talk about building walls... I want to ask them, how high does the wall have to be to keep the Internet out?" Here, she called on help from the “brightest minds in Silicon Valley” to assist in counter-terrorism efforts.
In our fight against radical jihadism, we have to do what actually works. What doesn't work: Islamophobic rhetoric.https://t.co/483Xib8sA6— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 23, 2016
Clinton also made sure to say that when candidates like Trump start talking about "carpet-bombing" heavily populated areas in retaliation for attacks, "That doesn't make you sound tough. That makes it sound like you are in over your head."
Clinton's daughter Chelsea attended Stanford, graduating in 2001 with degree in history. "I'll never forget the first day we brought Chelsea here," Clinton said of the farm. "It's a great treat to be back."