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US Military Instructor Suspended For Teaching That We Are ‘At War With Islam’

| June 20, 2012

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(Reuters) – The instructor of a college course that taught top military officers the United States was at war with Islam has been relieved of teaching duties and the course ordered redesigned to reflect U.S. policy, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.

The Pentagon has a solid history of firing any military professor who dares to tell people that Islam is bad.

The elective course at the National Defense University’s Joint Forces Staff College included a slide that asserted “the United States is at war with Islam and we ought to just recognize that we are war with Islam,” Pentagon officials said in April as they launched a review of the course.

Colonel David Lapan, a spokesman for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Wednesday a review of the course found that “institutional failures and in oversight and judgment” led to the course being modified over time in a way “that portrayed Islam almost entirely in a negative way.”

“The inquiry recommends the course be redesigned to include aspects of U.S. policy and reduce its reliance on external instruction,” Lapan said in a statement. It also recommended improving oversight of course curricula.

“The elective course’s military instructor has been relieved of his instructor duties until his permanent change of station, which was previously planned for 2012,” Lapan said.

The inquiry also recommended a review of actions by two civilian employees of the staff college to see if disciplinary action was warranted. A second military officer will receive administrative counseling, Lapan said.

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, ordered the review of the course on Islam and military education in general after a soldier complained about the content of the course entitled “Perspectives on Islam and Islamite Radicalism” at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.

Navy Captain John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said in April that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was deeply concerned about some of the materials being taught in the course, such as the slide suggesting the United States was at war with Islam.

“That’s not at all what we believe to be the case. We’re at war against terrorism, specifically al Qaeda, who has a warped view of the Islamic faith,” Kirby said.

Discovery of the course material embarrassed the military at a time when U.S. officials were trying to mend U.S. ties with the Muslim world following a spate of incidents in Afghanistan, including the burning of copies of the Koran and pictures showing U.S. soldiers posing with corpses of Afghans. source – Reuters

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  1. optimalisatie | August 22, 2012
  1. Arley says:

    When a religions holy book tells the believers in that religion to go and kill specific types of peoples, and others who refuse the invitation to become one of those who follow said religion, then when being at war with the ‘radical’ members, who are doing exactly as told to do, then, being at war with those radicals, is (repeat “”IS””) ‘being at war,’ with that religion, most call ‘Islam.’
    Prophecy is right, ‘Truth,’ has truly become ‘False,’ and ‘False,’ seems to have become (Hudna) ‘truth.’
    Ah, yes, the ‘Time’ is near, when the ‘Trumpet’ we hear. Yeee-Haaa!!! and AMEN

  2. Carole says:

    You`re right Arley, it`s not a warped form of Islam as the book does give instructions for muslims to behave this way to unbelievers! It is a religious war on unbelievers including Christians and Jews. Therefore there is a war worldwide on those who do not believe in Islam!
    The devil has devised the perfect plan to attack those he detests, God`s people! Look what is happening in Egypt to the copts, Christians in Nigeria, Indonesia and other countries around the globe! Thousands are being slaughtered in the name of Islam! How can they believe a loving God would condone what they are doing and the way muslim women are treated etc.etc. Come Lord Jesus and put an end to this evil!

  3. I see… God will come an will put a slap in the face to the radical extremist, intolerant and fascist. Any one that uses a god name to get into war and intolerance, any one that uses personal faith to sell universal lies.

    repent

  4. Sonya says:

    The last paragraph summed it up, how important it is for our military to mend ties with Muslims. “Uh oh…I see a fella over there is pointing a gun at me and yelling, ‘Allah Akbar’…Hmm, he’s mentioning Allah, so I better not shoot, I’ll open a dialogue…Hey, guy! ….” poonk!………………………………

  5. Patriot Dave says:

    If they want to kill Americans, then why are Americans over there? Let us bring our people home; and, if the oil corporations want cheap oil let them risk their own lives (not on our dollar and blood) and go get it.

    • Sonya says:

      Don’t we wish! Do you remember President George W. Bush sort of promising “an oil dividend” from the Iraq war? I look around. Where is it? I’m pretty sure, as we enter the end times, the run up of national debt will bring on the demise of America as we knew it.

  6. Gail Webster says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE END BEGINS EMAILS SEND TO ME, AND ALL THE INFO THAT I HAVE BEEN READING. YES I SEE THAT WE ARE VERY VERY NEAR TO THE RAPTURE, AND WE ARE IN TROUBLE TIMES. FATHER GOD SHOWED ME IN 2008 THAT WE ARE IN THE DAYS OF NOAH. OUR TIME IS TO SAVE AS MANY SOULS AS WE CAN. KEEP CLOSE TO JESUS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WHILE WE STILL CAN OPEN OUR MOUTH, SHALOM

  7. Oh, come on! How can anyone from the Pentagon think we are NOT at war with Islam? Hello!!! Who was REALLY behind the attack of the Pentagon, and the Twin Towers years ago, and are increasingly getting worse? They need to keep letting that teacher teach the truth.

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