Political correctness leads to softness

An argument against lofty-softiness

Tavleen Singh has a point.

Why we are a soft target for terrorists: Incompetence and an absence of political will are part of the reasons why we have been unable to deal with terrorism but political correctness is almost as much to blame because its pressure forces our political leaders to turn a blind eye. Political correctness to such a degree that we cannot say Islamic terrorism without being accused of communalism. We can, though, say Hindu fundamentalist and Sikh terrorist without anyone protesting. What does that tell you? [Indian Express]

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