Tim Dunkin: Death by Political Correctness

How did this happen in the first place? Again, we see the prints from the handcuffs that political correctness places on common sense and right reason. Since the shooting, it has come out that the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense had plenty of warning signals about Maj. Hasan. He was open in his support of terrorist suicide bombers. He gave a medical lecture once to his colleagues that had little to do with medicine, per se, but a whole lot to do with what the Qur'an says about the anatomy of the necks of infidels who don't convert to Islam. He had been reprimanded several times for trying to convert wounded and traumatized combat veterans to a radical form of Islam, and rebuking them when they didn't. For crying out loud, the guy had tried to contact al-Qaeda. What's worse — the powers that be knew about all of this, but concluded somehow that they didn't have to watch out for him since he didn't "seem violent." Sudden jihad syndrome never does, until it happens. That's why we are supposed to have seemingly intelligent people piecing together clues like these so that threats can be recognized before they "seem violent."

But no — because Maj. Hasan is (unfortunately, I still have to use the present tense when referring to him) Muslim, these warning signs had to be ignored. This is for the same reason that TSA personnel at airports spend so much time frisking and wanding sweet little Lutheran grannies while waving through glowering Muslim guys with full beards wearing shirts with Arabic writing all over them. Because we don't want to "stereotype." That might offend somebody. Muslims are one of the protected classes in the PC hierarchy. When a Muslim commits an act of terror on American soil, we need to be more concerned about the potential for "backlash" against the Muslim community than we are the families and lives of the victims of the terrorism. In the case of Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army bureaucracy — which is as thoroughly politically correctified as any corporate headquarters in America — couldn't "appear" to be picking on him because of his religion. That's only allowed when a Christian chaplain prays in the name of Jesus, don't you know?

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