(Conservative Tribune) Col. Allen West thinks political correctness is ruining our country and endangering our national security. And he’s absolutely right. Col. West points to a disturbing trend that has seen radical Islam at the center of a number of recent murders, including the murder of British Soldier Lee Rigby by Nigerian jihadists, the Oklahoma City workplace beheading of Colleen Hufford by radical Islamic convert Alton Nolen, and most recently, the Ottawashooting death of a Canadian soldier by another radical Muslim convert, Martin Couture-Rouleau.
Fortunately Couture-Rouleau was shot and killed by Canadian police, which, according to Col. West, should have happened to Nolen too. Anyone with a lick of common sense would agree.
What’s especially disturbing about Couture-Rouleau’s case is that he had been on the feds’ radar since June when his social media postings suggested he had converted to radical Islam and then again in July when he tried to leave Canada for Turkey. According to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson, Couture-Rouleau was one of 90 Canadians suspected of joining jihadist groups.
The U.S. has seen its share of homegrown jihadists, too. Just recently, three teenage girls from Denver decided to join the Islamic State. They were caught in Germany as they tried to get to Syria. Aside from the Oklahoma beheading, there have also been jihadist stirrings in Minneapolis.
In Couture-Rouleau’s case, he was arrested and questioned in July, but police could not scrape together enough evidence to charge him. They met with him a number of times after that, up through the beginning of October, when he claimed he wanted to make a positive change. According to the Washington Post, Police also spoke with Couture-Rouleau’s parents and the imam of his mosque to try to – no joke – “exert a positive influence over him.” Yes, these people are for real. Maybe someone should’ve mentioned to the Canadian police that diplomacy doesn’t work on savages.
Col. West refuses to mince words, and rightly so. In an editorial on his official webpage, he writes, “We must begin to root out the snake pits from whence these homegrown jihadists find their venom. The time is coming when we will have to finally begin shutting down the Islamic centers and mosques where violent jihadism is being preached and proselytized.”
We have to hold these savages responsible for the actions in which they are complicit, West says of the imams who preside over these hate-preaching mosques. “The mosque should be shut down and the imam deported…we have to view this as an enemy infiltration and attack it as such…I want to find out who and where these cretins are being radicalized and drain that pit.”
Col. West is absolutely right. We cannot continue to play the political correctness game. It is going to be our destruction. These jihadist savages must be regarded as such, and their cultural apologist lackeys should be called out and publicly shamed.