Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Weekend,” former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, formerly a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, reacted to the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that resulted in the deaths 50 and 53 injured.
Carson singled out political correctness as a factor to overcome in combating these incidents in the future.
“Obviously it’s very concerning,” Carson said. “As I’ve been saying for many months, we have to get much more serious about the way that we look at potential terrorist activity. You know, if you were having a party at your house and you were inviting a hundred people, and you had knowledge that one of those 100 people was a terrorist intent on creating havoc, would you still have that party? Or would you just say, ‘Well it’s just one out of a hundred’? That’s not so bad. We really don’t have to change anything. Well that’s the situation that we’re in now. We need very carefully examine how we’re doing things and the political correctness is beyond the pale.”
“This is not to say that all people of Islamic background are bad people, no more than it would be any other group who had radical elements,” he added. “But we’ve got to be smart enough to separate the two things out.”
Carson warned that this approach of avoiding the topic of Islam would be detrimental.
“We have got to get serious about this or we’re going to destroy ourselves with our silliness,” Carson said.
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