NEW YORK (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is appealing to Muslims not resort to violence as they protest an anti-Islam film produced in the United States.
Clinton says the United States would always champion the rights to peaceful protest and free expression, even if it deplored the content of the speech. But, she added: "Dignity does not come from avenging insults."
Her comments came as demonstrators angry over the vulgar depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in the video continue to protest around the Muslim world.
Clinton spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative before meeting the presidents of Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya and Pakistan on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly.
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