The danger of political correctness

The past few weeks have seen demonstrations in Cologne for and against what will be Germany's largest mosque, with the right wingers drawing the most attention.

Of all the articles I've read about it, I found this quote to be the best representative of the trouble with political correctness . Nobody can deny that fundamentalist Muslims are a threat which needs to be addressed, but when people feel they can't even voice this fear, it is a sign that political correctness has become dangerous in itself.

"I'm just afraid of fundamentalist Muslims gaining more and more ground," says one female shop assistant. But it's hardly possible to voice this fear because of the risk of immediately being labeled right-wing, she says.

Source: Spiegel (English)

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