OSU ISIS Terror Attack Reveals Rampant PC Culture in Higher Education
Meet Stephanie Clemons Thompson, Assistant Director of Residence Life at the Ohio State University, and a leech on society. With her highly demanding job, and accompanying six figure salary (paid for by the taxpayers of Ohio), she still had time to call out the entire OSU community, railing against them for “celebrating” the death of ISIS foot soldier (and OSU student) Abdul Razak Ali Artan, and referring to him as a “BUCKEYE and member of the community.” She further warned that she would “defriend anyone” who “celebrated” Abdul’s death or shared “a photo of his dead body.”
If “community member” Abdul had had access to an AK-47 would he have killed 50 people? If he had had access to 50 pounds of C4 plastic explosives would he have killed 500 people? Or perhaps a dirty bomb that would have killed 5,000 people?
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Only in Politically Correct Fantasy Land can you drive your car into a crowd of students at a university, stab nine of them with a butcher knife, and then receive sympathy for your actions from high-ranking university staff. I guarantee you that in the freshman orientation that Ms. Clemons Thompson undoubtedly leads, she will tell impressionable young 18 year olds that the real terrorists in this country are not jihadists, but the people that voted for Donald Trump.
And the most shocking thing of all, is that this woman is probably going to still have a job after all is said and done, because the university (even though they would probably like to fire her) will be too afraid of the legal retribution it could suffer.
Ohio governor and former GOP presidential candidate John Kasich was not immune to the PC wave that seems to sweep the United States in the wake of every terrorist attack, solemnly noting that “We may never know why he did it.”
We may never know why he did it? When he railed against US foreign policy in social media posts? When he blamed the US for targeting Muslims? When he complained of the lack of on-campus prayer rooms? When ISIS has already declared him to be their “soldier” and jihadist networks worldwide have celebrated the ghastly attack as vengeance against the United States?
The OSU incident hearkens back to another terrorist attack that was whitewashed by the Obama administration and their politically correct allies. In 2009 Major Nidal Hasan, a Palestinian-American and army psychologist, opened fire on his colleagues at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13 and wounding 30. As he opened fire he shouted “Allahu Akbar!” The Obama administration subsequently referred to the attack as workplace violence.
There has been no president in American history more devoted to the culture of political correctness than Barack Obama. He refuses to even use the terms “Islamic terrorism” or “jihadism”, and spends his time convincing the American public that Islam really poses absolutely no threat to them in any way shape or form.
The western world is not at war with Islam. We are at war with Islamists. That is a very crucial distinction that we must make in any discussion of American foreign policy.
In the future our government should break with the disastrous foreign policy of the last 16 years with its reckless foreign military adventurism and nation building, and instead focus on aggressively and ruthlessly targeting the radical jihadi, Salafist, and Wahabbi terrorist organizations that pose a clear and present danger to our nation, our people, our interests, and our allies abroad.
Stephanie Clemons Thompson is an outlier in the world of today’s higher education. Few university administrators would take to social media to try to justify a terrorist attack. Yet, the culture of political correctness has become so pervasive on today’s American college campuses, that someone such as Ms. Clemons Thompson, a product of that system with several graduate degrees, honestly suggests that Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s feelings, (not the fact that nine OSU students were stabbed in an act of terror), are the most important thing.
And that is the real outrage.
It’s also interesting to note that in the “distinguished” prior career of Ms. Clemons Thompson, she served as “Diversity Officer” for Ohio State University. Now, if you’re interested in starting a libertarian or conservative student group on campus, I’m sure that Ms. Clemons Thompson would be of no help to you at all.
But a Salafist jihadist Somali refugee on campus? That is fantastic! It encourages the OSU community to celebrate a diversity of viewpoints! And after all, it was the fault of the OSU community for not being open-minded enough to have designated “Muslim prayer areas” in every building. The attack was really the fault of the entire OSU community for not being “welcoming enough!”
It’s almost as if Clemons Thompson is suggesting that OSU deserved to be attacked!