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US military course taught officers 'Islam is the enemy'

Posted by Charleston Voice, 05.12.12

To create wars you must create hate. We are now the world's leader in both.

Pentagon suspends course after study materials posted online suggested that Mecca and Medina may have to be obliterated

US military course taught officers 'Islam is the enemy'

Associated Press in Washington
guardian.co.uk, Friday 11 May 2012 03.28 EDT

Martin Dempsey

General Martin Dempsey speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon.

The course was suspended when a student objected to the material. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

A course for US military officers has been teaching that America's enemy is Islam in general and suggesting that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following second world war precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima.

The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the material. The FBI also changed some agent training last year after discovering that it, too, was critical of Islam... Read more: US military course taught officers 'Islam is the enemy'