Political Correctness Creates National Security Openings for Terrorists, CPAC Told


“Political correctness kills.”

That’s what Deneen Borelli, chief political correspondent for the Conservative Review, told hundreds of conservative activists during a panel discussion this morning at the annual CPAC conference just outside Washington, D.C.

Borelli, also a noted author, used the mass murder by two Islamist terrorists in San Bernardino, Calif., to drive her point home. The husband-and-wife team killed 14 and seriously injured 22 in the December shooting at Inland Regional Center.

Although a neighbor observed suspicious activities by the couple and visitors to their home, the neighbor was “afraid of being called a racist” and declined to speak out, Borelli told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC.

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who lived in the town of Redlands, were killed in a shootout with police officers after their attack on a holiday party for employees with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, where Farook worked.

The attack may not have taken place in the first place, Borelli suggested, if concerned citizens had not succumbed to political correctness.

“I’m tired of the race card being played,” she said.

The CPAC panel, entitled “Greatest National Security Challenge Facing the Next President,” took a hard look at how the …read more