Was 2014 the year political correctness went stark raving mad?

It’s official: 11.29am yesterday morning was the precise moment we officially reached Peak Political Correctness.

For, surely, the liberal intelligentsia jostling among themselves to be “the most outraged on the planet” couldn’t possibly get any more preposterous than what we witnessed on Twitter.

It centred around the religion of the Sydney hostage taker, a man who had earlier been photographed wearing a black headband bearing the Arabic phrase “we are your soldiers, O Muhammad” – then called for an Islamic state flag.

Some individuals, perhaps naively, deduced on social media the perpetrator might just conceivably be a Muslim – and an unholy Twitter storm erupted.

Outraged Tweeters fought to be the most offended by these “outrageous, Islamaphobic” allegations, declaring that “until his faith is officially verified you’re just another racist scumbag!”

Less than two hours later, the hostage taker was identified as “radical Muslim cleric” Man Maron Monis. There was no “racism”: the Muslim man who’d declared himself a Muslim was, after all, a Muslim…

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  • winniec

    Ah, yes, the RACE of Islam is….hmmmmm….ahhhh…..victims!
    No…the race of Islam is PERPETRATORS and perpetrator-enablers.

    • Frau Katze

      Every race seems susceptible.

    • Barrington Minge

      But Islam is not a race..it’s a belief system. Being anti-Islam is NOT racism

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Right, no more than being anti-fascism is.

  • Exile1981

    You know if the attacker had been wearing a star of david pin they would have decried him as a jew even if he was also waving an ISIS banner. This is nothing more than the media protecting a certain group from punishment for it’s crimes.

    • winniec

      Yes. They’re protecting the ‘officially designated victim’ (ODV).

  • DMB

    I can only hope that political correctness has nearly peaked and will eventually crash & burn!

    • FactsWillOut

      Not even close.
      Do you know where PC came from?

  • ntt1

    This is the professing of piety, the sack cloth and ashes of the progressives neo-puritanism. there is a definate feel of one- up- manship on the twitter feeds as if jostling for position., comparitively few acknowledgments of the dead real victims.

  • FactsWillOut

    The linked article is more leftist propaganda.
    The retard actually wrote that colleges are too conservative.

    • Clausewitz

      I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at that statement.

  • ontario john

    And today in the next episode of “Nothing to do with islam”, we have reports of a bomb blast in Yemen that killed dozens of children. But the West continues to be censored from reality by the liberal media, liberal politicians, and liberal mainline churches that allows the evil of islam and leftist perversion to destroy the culture and traditions that made the West into the most democratic and wealthy system the world has seen. And remember “Happy Holidays”.