Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Political correctness can be deadly

The real story is taking shape now. I think it is clear enough to be stated:

The Army had a jihadist Muslim in its ranks. A traitor whose allegiance was to Islam first. Further, he let it be widely known, through his words and actions, that he thught the war on terror was a war on his religion, and that he thought infidels should be murdered.

But these in-plain-sight warning signs were ignored. His fellow students in his master's program didn't file complaints because they were afraid of appearing discriminatory. TWO investigations into his conduct and his correspondence were dropped.

He kills thirteen fellow soldiers and wounds 31.

Why is the mainstream media so reluctant to admit that this guy was a jihadist? As Rich Lowry chronicles in his column today, the New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Washington Post keep pushing the "when soldiers snap" narrative, with articles about "Post-Traumatic-Stress-Syndrome."

This is a tragic consequence of political correctness. We pretend in the airports that 85 year old white grandmothers pose the same risk to security as 25 year old middle-eastern males. The U.S. Army ignores obvious and well-reported signs that this madman was a traitor, and did nothing.

And the U.S mainstream media can't even admit that Hasan was motivated by Muslim extremism! For God's sake, he yelled Allah Akbar while killing 13 American soldiers!

Do you think the New York Times will print as many front page stories about this tragedy as they did about the Tailhook scandal? Or Abu-Graib?

I'll bet anybody any amount of money that it won't even be close.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the reasons Rudy Giuliani was a successful Mayor of New York City long before 9/11 is because he refused to pretend on issues like this. Mayor Giuliani increased the police presence in the areas of the City where crime was the worst, regardless of the race, creed, religion or sexual orientation of the people who lived there. Crime dropped like a rock.

Too bad we can't apply a layer of that kind of common sense across our society.