Inappropriate Halloween costumes, campus safe zones free from controversial ideas, saying “happy holidays,” and now, from Sweden, men sitting when they have to urinate. But at a time when people are being murdered at home and abroad because of their religion, PC—which really stands for political cowardice—can be downright dangerous.
The latest case just occurred in Philadelphia. Thirty-year-old Edward Archer ambushed a cop, wounding him three times. The officer should recover, but he and we can be thankful that Archer, who blasted away 11 times, was such a bad shot.
The attacker, dressed in what one cop termed “Muslim garb,” was quite explicit about why he shot Officer Jesse Hartnett. Said Police Commissioner Richard Ross, Archer “has confessed to committing this cowardly acting the name of Islam.” Why? “According to him, the police defend laws that he believes are contrary to Islam.”
Captain James Clark, head of the city’s homicide unit, added more detail: Archer “stated that he pledges his allegiance to Islamic State, he follows Allah, and that this is the reason he was called upon to do this.” There was no standard claim of an underprivileged background or other form of victimization. Archer stated “I follow Allah and I pledge allegiance to the Islamic State. That is the reason why I did what I did.” Explained Clark: “He just kept on echoing those sentiments, and he wouldn’t give us anything more than that.”