Governments have the "duty" to ensure that citizens do not face violence, discrimination and intimidation because of their religion or lack of religion, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.

"There are those who, for reasons actually having little to do with religion, seek to instill fear or contempt for those of another creed," she told an audience including officials from Islamic and other countries.

"So we believe that it is the duty of every government to ensure that individuals are not subject to violence, discrimination, or intimidation because of their faith or their lack of faith."

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