It is not surprising. The story, first broken by Wired, is fairly astonishing, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, must be furious.
The course taught officers there was no such thing as moderate Islam and that they should consider the religion their enemy.
It advocated "total war" against all the world's Muslims, including possible nuclear attacks on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina and the wiping out civilian populations.
Hopefully, this is the work of a single, rogue, officer teaching improperly but, as the article states near the end, it is of concern that there must have been many officers taking this course who did not raise it as an issue. Why?
And for how long has this course been taught?
Is it an example of the 'Christianisation' of the US Military?
Edited by Leonardo, 11 May 2012 - 08:01 AM.