Traveling in Bangladesh last weekend, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was confronted with a question she said "hurts me so much."
Why, she was asked, is there "a common perception held by many young people that the U.S. is anti-Muslim?"
"I mean, it's a painful perception to hear about, Clinton said, "and I deeply regret that anyone believes that or propagates it."
There may be discrimination, but that cuts across racial, religious and ethnic lines, she said. American law and culture "has gone probably farther than anywhere else in the world in trying to guarantee legal protections for people."