Sunday, November 08, 2009

Ignoring facts isn't sensitive; it is suicidal

EDITORIAL: Too scared to recognize terrorism

The United States is engaged in a global struggle with violent adherents to an extremist Islamic creed. It does not besmirch the Muslim faith - or the vast majority of American Muslims - to admit that fact.

The politically correct tendency to define attacks as something other than terrorism simply to avoid addressing the motives of the attacker is dangerous. Anyone who shouts "Allahu Akbar" and opens fire on a crowd of unarmed people is a terrorist.

If Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is not a terrorist, no one is.

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