Referring to the Army’s dhimmitude in the Franklin Graham case, an editorial at Investor’s Business Daily wonders why the Army is bowing to Hamas-linked CAIR, and to Islamic sensibilities in general. “PC In The DOD,” from Investor’s Business Daily, April 26 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Political Correctness: The Army disinvited the Rev. Franklin Graham from praying at the Pentagon because he might offend Muslim soldiers. But isn’t that the same attitude that led to the Fort Hood massacre?
The Army didn’t want to offend a Muslim soldier — Maj. Nidal Hasan — who openly threatened “infidels” in Islamic diatribes. Brass ignored his jihadist rants and treated him with kid gloves. Hasan later opened fire on soldiers.
An internal Pentagon probe mentioned none of this, so no one should be surprised that the painful lesson of Fort Hood has not been learned — that catering to militant Muslims does not win their hearts and minds. In fact, it can embolden them.
In the latest chapter of military PC, the Pentagon canceled the appearance of Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, at an upcoming National Day of Prayer event because of Muslim complaints over his past “inappropriate” remarks about Islam.
After the 9/11 attacks, Graham described Islam as “a very evil and wicked religion.” He explained that he thought it was his “responsibility to speak out against the terrible deeds that are committed as a result of Islamic teaching.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations called on its supporters to pressure the Pentagon to withdraw its May 6 prayer invitation to Graham. CAIR hailed the Pentagon’s cave-in as a “victory.”
No matter the circumstances, bowing to such a radical group — one with proven terror ties — is a new low in political correctness, even for the Army….
Indeed. Read it all.