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Bad judgment in army school Islam class

2012-06-20 21:20

Washington - A Pentagon investigation says poor judgement and poor oversight led to the teaching of anti-Islamic material at a US military school.

The Pentagon says investigators recommended reviewing the actions of two civilian officials at the school see if they should be disciplined. The instructor, an Army officer, was relieved of teaching duties.

Materials in a course at Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, portrayed the US as at war with Islam. But that's an idea counter to repeated assertions by US officials that the enemy is terrorists.

The course was suspended in April.

The chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has ordered all service branches to review their training to ensure other courses do not use anti-Islamic material.

Comments
  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-20 21:29

    Good to see this is being corrected. Now if only Al-Quaida and the Taliban would do the same thing, we'd have a world we could be proud of.

  • Hermann - 2012-06-20 22:06

    And in Saudi Arabia? Anti-Christian and anti-Zionism and anti-women is OK. Ooops sorry I am a racist Westener, am I not?

      janalbert.vandenberg - 2012-06-21 08:28

      I understand your frustration, but until we 'escape' the circle of hatred, no-one wins. The old saying 'be the change you want to see in the world' is maybe rather clich├ęd, but endless tit for tat is not the better solution. If you want someone to recognise you for your humanity, best first recognise their humanity.

      QuantumDM - 2012-06-21 08:38

      @QF: Well said... Although it is difficult, it is the only way to move forward. However, I am a big supporter that if someone refuse to move into common ground based on humanistic principles, we then do not entertain / accept / compromise for that "someone". A line has to be drawn somewhere.

      Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-06-21 10:53

      No Hermann you just saying it like it is

  • Carel de Lange - 2012-06-21 05:22

    Trying to pick up a turd by the clean end. The fact that all their enemies, foreign and domestic, are hardened Islam Jihadists seems to escape their logic. The fact that they are fighting an enemy that is religiously opposed to freedom is a vain idea! No wonder you are losing the war you idiots!

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