The US Embassy in Dhaka unequivocally rejected the recent comments by Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo. The Congressman in a radio interview suggested that if terrorists attack US, Muslim holy sites like Mecca should be targeted. The US Embassy issued a statement denouncing the lawmaker’s comments and said his view was an "anathema to American ideology", the United States "unequivocally" rejected the idea of targeting Makkah or any other civilian or religious site by anyone. The statement noted that the United States strives to be a bastion of religious freedom and tolerance. Zahurul Alam has more on the story.