Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is challenging the world's Muslim leaders. She says they should allow freedom of worship, stop religious violence and the oppression of women.
"There is never a justification for violence against women," she said. "It is not cultural. It is criminal."
Clinton issued her challenge at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Qatar.
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Many Islamic countries have called for an international ban on blasphemy. However, Clinton says the U.S. stands for both freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
She has also called on religious leaders to end the practice of honor killings and child marriages.
The Secretary said the U.S. joins many of the world's Muslims in voicing "outrage at those who claim to kill in the name of God."