Wednesday, November 25, 2009

FBI's political correctness with regard to jihadist attack at Fort Hood

Two days ago, The Wallstreet Journal published an
article about the FBI's political correctness with regard to army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan, the radical Muslim who murdered and wounded fellow-soldiers at Fort Hood. Here's a quote:

For the FBI, religion remains a much too sensitive subject, much more so than the threatening ideologies of yesteryear. Imagine if Maj. Hasan had been an officer during the Cold War, regularly expressing his sympathy for the Soviet Union and American criminality against the working man. Imagine him writing to a KGB front organization espousing socialist solidarity. The major would have been surrounded by counterintelligence officers.

Christopher Hitchens' latest column at Slate is also worth reading.