30 November 2015

MP says 'tyranny of political correctness' stops debate on Islam and extremism

The “tyranny of political correctness” is preventing a frank conversation about the role of Islam in extremism, Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly has said, as conservative members of the Coalition strengthen their rhetoric on anti-radicalisation.

Kelly was speaking to a motion put by LNP backbencher George Christensen, which called for action against radical Islam in Australia.

“These terror plots that have recently been in our country have all had one thread in common, and they have been undertaken in the name and a radical interpretation of Islam,” Kelly told the House of Representatives on Monday. “If we are to have this debate … we must do it without it being bogged down and censored by the tyranny of political correctness.” [The Guardian] Read more