And All That Jazz

20 06 2012

Reuters:

Military instructor suspended over Islam course

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 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.”

Between terrorism, taqqiya, Shari’ah, burquas, FGM, honor killings, dhimmitude and general all around fanaticism and intolerance, I’m surprised he couldn’t find anything good to slip in between all that.

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.

Sounds to me that a certain soldier needs to be court-martialed.  Another Nidal Hasan in the making?  Or just your run-of-the-mill egalitarian twit?

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.

Repeat after me, dippy:  You can’t wage a war against a tactic of warfare.  I hope to hell Panetta himself doesn’t believe it, though since he might be the “leaker” of all these bullshit “secrets” that makes Obama look oh-so-tough on his maybe-kinda-sorta co-religionists (Ooh, I didn’t just say that, did I?  Have I gone too far, or have I not gone far enough?), he probably does.

The only people in the world who believe we aren’t at war with Islam are American politicians and commentators.  The rest of the world, including most of Islam itself, sees right through that bullshit.


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