An excellent to the Severe Becomes a Hazard - Example - Political Correctness - Fort Hood’s Terrorism!
President Obama seemingly can’t utilize the words "Islamic terrorism", not "terrorism" alone to describe what happened whenever a distraught army (Muslim) psychiatrist went berserk, shot and killed fellow US soldiers at random - shouting "Allah Achbah". A "tragedy" says the president; "No, it’s a travesty" say critics of liberalism’s "political correctness" -
- President Obama seemingly can’t utilize the words "Islamic terrorism", not "terrorism" alone to describe what happened when a distraught army (Muslim) psychiatrist went berserk, shot and killed fellow US soldiers randomly - shouting "Allah Achbah". A "tragedy" says the president; "No, it’s a travesty" say critics of liberalism’s "political correctness" - by causing a reluctance to respond to the many signals of extremism this man gave out: a lecture to fellow medics given on Islam and the Koran rather than on medical procedures; a score of attempts to get hold of Islamic radicals overseas; political arguments with military patients about the justification for war in Iran and Afghanistan; openly proclaiming that Muslim soldiers should not be sent to war against fellow Muslims; "I’m a Muslim first and an American second!". How many warnings were missed? What excuse could be directed at the grieving families of the thirteen dead? This first deadly terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11 - within an army camp, no less - might have been prevented. Why was it not?
The liberal media are filled with explanations in order to avoid the most obvious - blaming the traumatic stress syndrome caused by unjust wars - apparently (by apologist view) infecting even a heretofore non-participant in those wars by only speaking with the returning wounded. Needless to say, the "tipping point" to this military officer was his scheduled deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq - and the conflict between his religious beliefs and being forced to war against fellow Muslims.
We forget: thousands of American-Germans (and American-Italians, American-Japanese et al), were sent to war in World War II. What would have been the media reaction if one of these had opted berserk about his anger at being sent to fight European Germans - and had shouted, "Heil Hitler!" before indiscriminately shooting scores of fellow soldiers?
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