Thursday, July 5, 2012

Islamic Radicals a threat within US Military - but nothing to see here, folks

From Homeland Security News Wire last week:

Congressional panel: political correctness hobbles efforts to deal with insider threat posed by Islamic radicals

27 June 2012

The House Committee on Homeland Security held a series of hearings on Islamic radicalization in the United States, and last week issued a report based on the hearings; one section deals with the insider threat Islamic radicals pose for military communities; the committee’s majority says that one reason the U.S. military is not more effective in dealing with this insider threat is that the approach to the problem is governed by political correctness

Political correctness-inspired approach by the U.S. military toward domestic Islamic terrorism makes it difficult for the military to deal effectively with the threat this terrorism poses for U.S. military communities. These are the conclusion of a report published last week by the House Committee on Homeland Security. The report says that al Qaeda is using U.S.-based Muslim radicals to plan mass casualty attacks.

The report is the result of contentious series of hearings held by the committee on the issue of Islamic radicalization in the United States. The report’s discussion of the Islamic radicalization in the military is based on Hearing #4: “Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat to Military Communities Inside the United States.” The major findings of that hearing:

  • The terrorist threat to military communities is severe and on the rise
  • The “insider” threat to military communities is a significant and potentially devastating development
  • Political correctness continues to stifle the military’s ability to effectively understand and counter the threat
  • The administration chose political correctness over accurately labeling and identifying certain terrorist attacks appropriately, thereby denying Purple Hearts medals to killed and wounded troops in domestic terror Attacks...

  • Of course, this is no surprise to those of us paying attention, but go read the rest here.

Meanwhile, it seems that the US Military is bending over backwards so as not to offend the Islamists.

U.S. Islamic groups complained that course material used by the joint Forces Staff College portrayed Islam in an unflattering light; they also complained about the views of Joint Staff terror analyst Stephen Coughlin, a specialist on Islamic law; the Pentagon last week announced it had completed its review of the issue

U.S. military will review its Islam extremism course and materials // Source:

Last week the Pentagon announced it had completed a review of the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) course, “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism,” and other course content to determine whether the material used in the course was offensive to Muslims.

“The inquiry into the JFSC elective course … concluded there were institutional failures in oversight and judgment, which allowed the JFSC course to be modified over time in a manner that ceased to include instruction on U.S.[countering violent extremism] policy or counter-terrorism strategy and to adopt a teaching methodology that portrayed Islam almost entirely in a negative way,” said Col. Dave Lapan, spokesman for Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff....

Yes there's more here that proves the suicide by political correctness within America continues at breakneck speed.

Nothing to see here, folks (at least until the next Hasan terrorist murders our own on US soil.) Move along.

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