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Army instructor 'overtly negative' to Islam

(WASHINGTON TIMES) A military college course taught by a decorated Army officer “was overtly negative with respect to Islam” and used “extreme” hypothetical situations to discuss war options, says a Pentagon report sent to Capitol Hill.

The report aims to justify the Pentagon’s firing of Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, an Iraq combat veteran, in September as a teacher at the National Defense University’s Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va.

ArmyGen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, took an active role in having Col. Dooley investigated, and publicly excoriated the officer for the course “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism,” after a student brought it to the Pentagon’s attention.