A course at a military academy that taught US officers to prepare for “total war” with Islam does not represent an isolated incident, campaigners have warned.
The Pentagon moved swiftly to distance itself from revelations that officers in a defense department class were taught that “Hiroshima”-style tactics would be needed to combat the threat from Islam.“It was totally objectionable, against our values and it wasn’t academically sound,” said General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.
The class in question was canceled in April and Dempsey noted the instructor responsible for the course, army lieutenant colonel Matthew A Dooley, is “no longer in a teaching status”. Dooley, however, is still employed at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.
Linda Sarsour, executive director at the Arab American Association of New York, said the course is merely the latest example in a proliferation of anti-Muslim teaching materials in law-enforcement agencies. “It’s part of a much larger problem,” Sarsour said, pointing to similar controversies involving the FBI and the New York police department.Read it at Raw Story
Anti-Islam teachings ‘widespread’ in U.S. law enforcement
By Ryan Devereaux | The Guardian (UK)
Islam is the latest iteration of the "red scare." America needs an enemy and now that "atheistic Communism" is history, it is Islam and China in the crosshairs. Well, you need some excuse to keep the military-industrial-governmental complex going at the extraordinary level it is being funded at, as well as an excuse to create a police state to control "insurgency and terrorism."