Sally Kohn, a commentator for CNN, posted a series of tweets on Sunday stating that “political correctness” was the “antidote” to terrorism, spurring strong responses from Twitter members both in support of and against her position. The multi-tweet commentary went on to reference recent terrorist attacks, even asking readers “who do you believe [is] being politically correct” in certain scenarios.
The series of tweets by Kohn began, “Political correctness is simple idea everyone should e treated with equal dignity & respect. It’s not cause of terrorism. It’s antidote.”
Kohn went on to reference the Oregon attack, asking readers whether they believed the men defending the two Muslim girls or the attacker was “being politically correct,” and the Manchester Arena bombing, asking whether the “multicultural kids in Manchester” or the “maniac bomber” were more likely to believe in “treating everyone with equality and respect.”
The tweet series continued with Kohn saying, “When we make political correctness the scapegoat, we undermine values of tolerance and equality that are ALWAYS out best weapon against hate.”
She continued by saying, “Of course we can’t snap our fingers make all current terrorists just become more tolerant and respectful…”
“But long term, do we help future would-be terrorists turn toward respect, tolerance, away from hate? Or do we become more hateful ourselves?”
Twitter users were quick to respond to the tweets, including some who question whether Kohn understood the definition of the term or whether the events had anything to do with political correctness.
The Twitter debate includes comments from many who question Kohn’s stance, including assertions that terrorists don’t kill “because people were mean to them.”
h/t The Daily Wire