On Aug. 18, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates released the final Fort Hood follow-on review, in which he proposed initiatives to "mitigate internal threats, ensure force protection, enable emergency response and provide care for victims and families." Radical Islam is nowhere to be found.The DoD report offers incorrect solutions to a misdiagnosed problem, i.e., that ardent Muslims kill people. It's what they do. So the DoD and the Army have simply refused to admit the problem exists. This is the real danger of "political correctness," when reality itself is denied through a determined effort not to see it. An alternate reality is promoted instead, and God help anyone who pricks the bubble of illusion. So speak no evil of Muslims, voice no doubts as to their loyalty or propensity to treason, regardless of the mounting evidence:
The Defense Science Board currently is examining "behavioral indicators of violence and radicalization," and the report recommends a better force protection reporting system for suspicious behavior. This is where the system breaks down. Maj. Hasan didn't slip under the radar because of an inadequate reporting system or lack of indicators that he was a problem. He escaped strong scrutiny solely because he was Muslim.The DoD's message -- Don't report suspicious Muslims:
In the prevailing politically correct climate, few officers want to risk reporting anything to do with a Muslim for fear of official retaliation.
Read the entire editorial here. Hat tip View From the Right.