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Published On: Mon, Apr 29th, 2013

President Clinton compares Holocaust ‘sickness’ to Boston bombing, Malala Yousafzai shooting and Indian rape case

Former President Bill Clinton, speaking Apr. 29 at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 20th anniversary commemoration, warned that the Holocaust’s “sickness is very much alive today”.

Clinton said that it “allowed bombings at the Boston marathon…It allowed a Pakistani girl to get shot because she wanted to go to school…and an Indian girl to get raped on a bus in New Delhi while others stood by…”

Malala Yousafzai attacked by Taliban was referenced by Former President Clinton, describing evil in the world. photo supplied by Pakistani officials

Malala Yousafzai attacked by Taliban was referenced by Former President Clinton, describing evil in the world. photo supplied by Pakistani officials

The Boston Marathon bombing, the Taliban attack on young teen Malala Yousafzai and the gang rape of a Indian woman were all major headlines, but the former President’s comparison has raised some eyebrows.

“The virus takes different forms today, but it’s the virus that led to the slaughter of Jews,” Clinton told the audience at the museum’s two-day National Tribute to Holocaust Survivors and World War II Veterans event.

Clinton added that “the historic suffering and slaughter of the Holocaust represents a human disease that makes some people think that our differences are more important than our common humanity.”

The former President termed that “the biggest threat to reaping the benefit of an interdependent world” saying “You know the truth — it is enshrined here.”

“You must do all you can to give this truth to all humankind.”

Nobel Peace Laureate and author Elie Wiesel addressed the audience of an estimated 5,000 people, which included 843 Holocaust survivors and 130 World War II veterans.

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