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Reader comment on item: [Hasan Akbar and] Murder in the 101st Airborne

Submitted by Maryallene Otis (United States), Mar 28, 2003 at 15:25

...before we realize that political correctness is an evasion of reality? Evading reality is a dangerous thing. Criminals are criminals, and this country's history of making excuses for them (I don't know when it started) leads to an increase in their numbers. It also makes them more bold, because they know that they can get away with atrocities because of "the voices" or medication or "nobody would give him the pony he wanted when he was twelve", etc. We see the absurdity of people being pulled out of lines for additional screening at airports, when, if we weren't so afraid of racial profiling, many of the staff doing the searches probably merit more thorough screening and backround checks than most of the passengers.

Is not offending people more important than our national security? I emphatically do not think so. Thank-you, as always, Dr. Pipes, for your incisive and cogent analysis and commentary.

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