By Tom Quiner
When a Democrat is politically incorrect, you’d better start worrying. Especially when the subject is terrorism.
As conservatives know, President Obama has scrubbed the term “war on terror” from the liberal lexicon. He was concerned about hurting the feelings of Muslim terrorists.
He replaced the word “terrorism” with “counter violent extremism.”
Why use one succinct word when three will obscure the meaning so nicely?
Senator Diane Feinstein is the co-chairperson of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees. She set aside political correctness on CNN’s “State of the Union” program to acknowledge that we are at graver risk of a terrorist attack than we were two years ago.
In other words, we don’t “have them on the run.”
Mustering up as much political correctness as a liberal Senator can, she spoke forthrightly about what motivates Islamic killer terrorists:
“There is a real displaced aggression in this very fundamentalist jihadist Islamic community, and that is that the West is responsible for everything that goes wrong and that the only thing that’s going to solve this is Islamic shariah law.”
If someone in the intelligence community dared to speak so honestly, their career would be at risk.
Frank Gaffney Jr., the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., sites an example:
For example, on May 10, 2012, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, used a press conference to denounce a highly decorated and up-and-coming Army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley, for teaching an elective course at the Joint Forces Staff College using an approved curriculum. According to Gen. Dempsey, what prompted this extraordinary action was that a student – who it turns out had not actually been enrolled in Col. Dooley’s class – “was concerned that the course was objectionable and that it was counter to our values…our appreciation for religious freedom and cultural awareness. And the young man who brought it to my attention was absolutely right. It’s totally objectionable.”
At the core of what was so “totally objectionable” is the fact that students were exposed to information that made plain the gravity of the threat of which Sen. Feinstein warned: the supremacist, totalitarian Islamic doctrine of shariah and the jihad or holy war it obliges adherents to perform. Col. Dooley’s promising career was cut short and the files of his institution and that of the rest of the national security community have been purged of all such information deemed by unidentified subject matters experts engaged for the purpose to be “counter to our values.”
Let us hope that more liberals set aside political correctness like Senator Feinstein and begin shooting straight with us on the risk of Islamic terrorism.