By Jim Kouri
A top United States counterterrorism expert who taught a course that familiarized military officers with the U.S. war with radical Islamists was fired from the college and the course was removed from the curriculum, according to a U.S. police counterterrorism expert.
The police source told the Law Enforcement Examiner that he was informed the course materials would be revamped to exclude references to Islam and use terms such as extremists or militants.
While the Pentagon and most news media outlets did not name the instructor, the Law Enforcement Examiner source claims the fired instructor was Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley and that he was removed from the faculty permanently for telling students practitioners of Islam are responsible for terrorism.
“One can only wonder how much protection of Catholicism and Christianity would receive from this Administration and its media sycophants — such as TV host Bill Maher — when they verbally attack Christians,” said former police commander and military officer Mike Snopes.
According to a source, Joint Forces Staff College course included a slide-show that told students — mostly battle-hardened officers — that the U.S. is fighting a life and death battle with Islamists and that “we need to recognize that the U.S. and its allies are at war with Islam.”
According to the American Forces Press Service’s Jim Garamone, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had ordered a thorough review of the course on Islam and military education in general after a Muslim soldier complained about the content of the course entitled “Perspectives on Islam and Islamite Radicalism” at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.
JFSC educates military officers and other national security leaders in joint, multinational, and interagency operational-level planning and warfare, counterterrorism and other subjects.
“The study also recommends that the Staff College modify its processes for reviewing and approving course curricula while improving oversight of course electives,” Garamone wrote.
The elective course relied on outside instructors who emphasized negative aspects of Islam. The review found that a lack of leadership on the course contributed to the problem, leading to an unbalanced approach to teaching the subject matter. The course is suspended and will not be offered again until changes are in place, officials said, and the military instructor has been relieved of instructor duties.
According to the Law Enforcement Examiner source, it’s believed the complaining soldier, whose identity is being protected, may be a pawn of some of the Muslim groups such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) or Muslim Advocates, who are currently suing the New York City Police Department.
A Pentagon spokesman stated earlier this year that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was deeply upset with a course that promulgates the notion the United States is at war with Islam.
“This politically correct nonsense would be laughed at if we had a reality check now and then. On the one hand, the majority of terrorist attacks worldwide are perpetrated by radical Muslims who actually apply the teachings of the Koran. Anyone who studies the history of Islam, especially within the last two hundred years will discover what America faces is not new,” said the counterterrorism source.
“The CAIR group is considered by some to be a front-group for radical Islamists — several of whom are currently in prison or deported — and frequently supports certain Democratic politicians who do their bidding. Rep. John Conyers of Michigan is a perfect example,” the counterterrorism source alleges.
Counterterrorism experts condemned by CAIR include Walid Phares, Robert Spencer, Bill Getz, Pam Geller and others who “refuse to sugarcoat the Islamic terrorism threat,” said Mike Snopes.