Political correctness kills

Political correctness kills, By Joan McCaul.

On the third of October, 2019, Mickael Harpon went to work at police headquarters on the Île de la Cité in Paris and slaughtered four of his work colleagues.

Mickael Harpon, “Allahu Akbar!”

He knifed three men and one woman as they went about their daily business. These are the hard facts. The shock and sadness was felt in Australia, on the other side of the world, so it’s not hard to imagine how news of the attack affected Parisians. The savagery and brutality of what occurred on 3 October is hard to comprehend, but it’s one more heart-breaking incident in the litany of tragedy that has affected Paris in recent years. …

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner … said initially that what had happened was an enigma, a completely unforeseen act which was out of character for the perpetrator Harpon, who was an IT specialist working in the police department. Harpon was apparently a model citizen, a virtual boy scout who had never shown any violent tendencies nor caused any problems during his employment in the department. According to Castaner, 45-year-old Harpon had no history to suggest he would take this course of action. It was all unpredictable and a complete mystery as to why he would suddenly snap. …

It only took around twenty-four hours for this to be exposed for the falsehood it was. Far from being a model citizen, Harpon had expressed support for the perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo massacre and his social media showed he was virulently anti-Semitic. His posts revealed that for years he had extolled the virtues of extremism and far from being a quiet model worker beavering away in a back room, he was an adherent of Salafism, a strict form of Sunni belief, quite incompatible with the job he was ostensibly hired to do. When this history became known (it only took a quick internet search) Castanet was under attack, with a petition calling for his sacking attracting thousands of signatures. …

The West’s incompetent mendacious ruling class strikes again:

Events like the atrocity of 3 October are emblematic of the reasons people have lost faith in the political class. When issuing false information in the aftermath of a tragedy is the preferred response on the part of the minister responsible, immense damage is done to the fragile contract between those being governed and those doing the governing.