In a hard-hitting article, "If We Don't Call Them Names, the Terrorists Win", published in the Chronicle Review, Carlin Romano chastises the politically correct and the hand-wringers, who want to defuse car bombs with kid gloves. Romano warns:
Let's mention just one key goal: the education of the world's Muslim youth. Instead of hearing moral praise and encouragement for terrorism from jihadists, which then gets mixed in their minds with the nonjudgmental, tactical talk of Western officials and media, they'd have to absorb a steady stream of insults of terrorists' intelligence, morality, decency, and reasoning. Young Muslims would have to get used to hearing jihadist heroes described as savages, scum, and uncivilized losers, along with the reasons why. It would intellectually force them, far more than they are forced today, to choose between two visions of the world.
... [that] he has been watching the images of the two families in Bangalore shown on TV channels across the country and was heartbroken by the focus that the media was bringing on these particular families... "I could not sleep after watching the mothers of Indians in custody," he said.
Well, obviously a sensitive man sympathizing with the aggrieved families, who may not have had anything to do with the acts of their suspected terrorist kin, yes? Read on.
Late Tuesday, three weeks after the botched Glasgow and London bombings, Islamic terrorists in Kashmir, India, killed one and wounded several in a grenade attack on a camp that hosted the annual pilgrims to Amarnath. International Herald Tribune reports:
Suspected Islamic rebels threw a hand grenade at a market near a camp housing Hindu pilgrims in India's portion of Kashmir, killing one person and wounding 16, police said Wednesday. [emphasis added by me]
Islamic rebels? What are they rebelling against? Are they the moderate Muslims rebelling against the verses in the Koran that exhort allah's soldiers to kill the infidels? Perhaps, they are Muslim teenagers going on a rampage after a beer bash? Unveiled Muslim women, daring to hike in the Himalayas, clad only in their bikinis? Why are these blood-thirsty terrorists not just "bastards, lowlife, cowards, scum", as Romano calls them?
So much for the media reporting, but what was the reaction of Prime Minister Sensitive to the Amarnath victims and their aggrieved families?