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ISLAM: US is reacting with political correctness

Letter by Robert Humphries, Puyallup on Sep. 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm | 19 Comments »
September 17, 2012 3:26 pm

The recent attack on an airbase in Afghanistan has a subplot that mirrors the ongoing issue of Muslims rioting over a video that depicts the Prophet Muhammad in a bad light: inconsistent political correctness.

The politically correct point of view wants to emphasize how terrible it is that anyone would film a parody of Muhammad rather than ask why Muslims riot and kill all over a very poor imitation of the movie “Life of Brian.” They are demanding that the U.S. government curtail freedom of speech here in America. Even the Pentagon top brass has reached out to an evangelical preacher, asking him not to endorse this video.

On the heels of Prince Harry’s antics in Las Vegas, why didn’t the Pentagon raise some objection to the publicity issued out of the House of Windsor about the deployment of the prince to this very same base that was attacked?

Seems to me this publicity only put our troops stationed there in more danger and, as it turned out, we lost four Marines and more than $200 million in aircraft. I would trade a dozen HRHs for one U.S. service member.


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