May 10, 2012
Associated Press

Military Class Suspended For Its View On Islam

by Pauline Jelinek and Robert Burns

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A course for U.S. military officers has been teaching that America's enemy is Islam in general, not just terrorists, and suggesting that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following World War II precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima or the allied firebombing of Dresden.

The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the material. The FBI also changed some agent training last year after discovering that it, too, was critical of Islam. . . .

"They hate everything you stand for and will never coexist with you, unless you submit," the instructor, Army. Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, said in a presentation last July for the course at Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va. The college, for professional military members, teaches midlevel officers and government civilians on subjects related to planning and executing war.

Dooley also presumed, for the purposes of his theoretical war plan, that the Geneva Conventions that set standards of armed conflict, are "no longer relevant." . . .


National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms

"Crusade: Jihad Against Islam," The Wisdom Fund, March 6, 2011

"How the FBI's Network of Informants Actually Created Most of the Terrorist Plots 'Foiled' in the US Since 9/11," Mother Jones, October 9, 2011

Ryan Devereaux, "Anti-Islam teachings 'widespread' in US law enforcement, campaigners warn," Guardian, May 11, 2012

Al Jazeera, May 12, 2012

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