Hat Tip to Texas Fred. Political correctness is a demon that tries the patience of the best of us. For my part, it the epitome of dishonesty.
By Edward L. Daley
Nidal Malik Hasan is an Islamic terrorist who, with premeditation and contempt for our military’s anti-terrorist mission in the Middle East, murdered 13 American servicemen and women, and wounded 30 more at Fort Hood, Texas last week. To refer to him as something other than an Islamic terrorist is to ignore the painfully obvious facts surrounding the case, yet that is precisely what the leaders of the American leftist movement, and their sycophantic drones in the news media, are doing.
They are intentionally ignoring the fact that he has been a vocal critic of our nation’s war against Islamic terrorism, even going so far as to argue with soldiers under his psychiatric care against the very mission to which they’ve devoted their lives.
They are intentionally ignoring the fact that he attended the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia at the same time that two of the September 11 terrorists did, and has stayed in contact with its hate-preaching, imam, Anwar al-Awlaki, even though the radical terrorist recruiter has since fled to Yemen.
They are intentionally ignoring the fact that he is a Muslim extremist who handed out copies of the Quran prior to his vicious and unprovoked attack on our nation’s bravest men and women.
They are intentionally ignoring the fact that he shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the massacre, a phrase routinely exclaimed by Islamic terrorists while committing just such atrocities.
To argue that Mr. Hasan was not, as far as we know, a member of an organized terrorist group, is entirely irrelevant when considering the nature of who he is and the obvious motivation behind his heinous actions.
He is clearly sympathetic to the cause of the Islamofascists that his fellow soldiers combat on a daily basis, and has time and again exhibited a sincere disdain for America’s war policies.
The fact that Mr. Hasan is an Islamic terrorist is not in question, at least not to anyone with a functioning brain and the ability to view events objectively. He is a Muslim and he did commit an act of terrorism as sickening as any other. CASE CLOSED!
What is in question, however, is a system which has allowed so obvious a threat as he to exist within the U.S. military; nay, to do more than exist; to advance with uncommon speed to the rank of Army Major!
And what is the unmistakable flaw in that system? Rampant political correctness. Our defenses have not been weakened by a lack of understanding on our part of the enemy’s ideological worldview, intentions or methods of operation. We know exactly who we’re facing, what they want and how they intend to accomplish their goals.
The fault lies with those military commanders and their counterparts in the political realm who have chosen to forgo the rational courses of action associated with the concept of self-preservation, all in the name of multiculturalism.
In essence, it is we who have blown a gaping hole in our own defenses, for no better reason than to appear ethnically and culturally tolerant to the rest of the world, and it is we who must seal that hole as soon as humanly possible.
We have allowed the cancer of political correctness to permeate every aspect of our society for at least a generation, and now it has settled in the last bastion of hope for liberty and justice in the world, the United States armed forces. Advanced by enemy spies, political cowards and traitors alike, this weapon of mass delusion is as dangerous to America’s survival as anything the Islamofascists can throw at us. The true horror of this particular weapon is that we created it, and it is only we who can be harmed by it.