U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Bangladesh that media reports could be helping terrorists spread their messages, according to the Weekly Standard.
Kerry, a former Democratic presidential nominee, said, "If you decide one day you're going to be a terrorist and you're willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn't cover it quite as much."
He added, "People wouldn't know what's going on."
The Weekly Standard report said that the audience applauded Kerry's statement.
Kerry was referring to a July 1 attack in the Bangladesh city of Dhaka, in which 20 hostages were killed.
It was the deadliest terror attack in Bangladesh's history, according to The Hill.
He added the importance of vigilance in the fight against terror. "Remember this: No country is immune from terrorism. It's easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year," Kerry said, according to the Weekly Standard.
Kerry made the remarks at the Edward M. Kennedy Center, a project between the Bangladeshi Liberation War Museum and the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka.
The secretary of state is now in India, discussing climate change and defense, according to his Twitter account.
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