WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Training suggested destroying Mecca and Medina using ‘Hiroshima’ tactics
A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to dismiss the instructor who taught fellow officers that only a “total war” on Islam would protect America, that they should use “Hiroshima” tactics, target civilian populations, and abandon the Geneva Conventions.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently applauded the DoD for dropping the Islamophobic training course attended by senior officers and for instituting a complete review of training relating to Islam and Muslims. CAIR is asking that the officer who taught that course at the Defense Department’s Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va., be dismissed from his position at the college.
“It is imperative that those who taught our future military leaders to wage war not just on our terrorist enemy, but on the faith of Islam itself be held accountable,” wrote CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. “These shocking revelations are completely out of line with the longstanding values of one of our nation’s most respected institutions.” Awad also called for the retraining by credible scholars of all officers who took the course and offered to coordinate a meeting between Pentagon officials and national Muslim leaders.
“If left uncorrected, the biased, inaccurate and un-American training previously given to these officers will harm our nation’s security, image and interests for years to come,” wrote Awad. Awad said he agreed with FBI Director Robert Mueller who, when questioned yesterday about similar Islamophobic training of FBI agents, told the House Judiciary Committee, “It does us no good to have personnel who are trained with inadequate materials or misguided materials.”
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The DoD course for future military leaders was suspended after it was found to contain false and derogatory material about Islam, but few specifics of the course content were available at that time.
SEE: CAIR Commends Pentagon for Dropping Islamophobic Course http://tinyurl.com/893rtrv
Today, Wired magazine revealed details of the contents of the course, which included:
* “We have now come to understand that there is no such thing as ‘moderate Islam.'” “It is therefore time for the United States to make our true intentions clear. This barbaric ideology will no longer be tolerated. Islam must change or we will facilitate its self-destruction.” Read more – Marketwatch.