An Odd New Political Correctness

Posted: October 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

By modern progressive standards the Koran makes the Christian Bible look like a Camille Paglia book.  Yet, for some reason, liberals have brought Muslims into the politically correct tent of victims that they must protect.  Recently, two hosts of The View stormed off the set when Bill O’Reilly made the statement that America was attacked by Muslims on 9-11.  Apparently, there is a thin line between being bigoted and being minimally observant!

Now, National Public Radio has fired Juan Williams, an avowed liberal, for stating that he feels fear when a Muslim in full-garb walks onto a plane.  Perhaps it was a poor statement because we do have security measures and full Muslim garb would seem to be a poor disguise for a potential terrorist but does such an assertion rise to the level of termination?  Not under normal circumstances but, for some odd reason, the left now feels compelled to protect a religion whose doctrine supposedly sickens them.

Does the left really want to walk down this road? They already must bear the stain of having negotiated with the Nazis (“peace in our time”) and defended Stalinism.  Does it also want to be the face of protecting Islam as well? I would gently advise my progressive friends to think twice before fully committing to this move.

You can read Bill Kristol’s take on the Juan Williams episode here:

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