U.S. Army Presentation Defames Evangelicals, Catholics, Sunni Muslims, & Ultra Orthodox Jews

U.S. Army Presentation Defames Evangelicals, Catholics, Sunni Muslims, & Ultra Orthodox Jews

by Sheila Musaji

Pamela Geller published US Army Labeled Evangelicals, Catholics as Examples of Religious Extremism in which she introduces an article with the comments:  “Essentially Obama’s DoD is equating Mother Theresa with Sheik Qaradawi. It’s crazy time in America, folks.  The bottom line devout is that Christians and Jews are not slaughtering in the name of Christ or Hashem. This is madness. What’s next? The Pope’s face on a wanted poster?  I don’t know where the US army is headed with this, but it ain’t good. Truth is the recognition of reality. And these fantasists are in the thrall of one mass circle jerk.”

The article that set this off was from Todd Starnes at Fox News US Army Labeled Evangelicals, Catholics as Examples of Religious Extremism.  Starnes said:

The U.S. Army listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.

“We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.”

The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. Topping the list is Evangelical Christianity. Other organizations listed included Catholicism, Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Ku Klux Klan, Sunni Muslims, and Nation of Islam.


Starnes, Geller, and the other sites that picked this up include this photograph at the top of the page as PROOF of this claim


They are correct that there is a problem, however the full photograph of the slide in question tells a slightly different story

 

There appears to still be a problem within the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies with providing training on issues involving extremism, terrorism, and religion.  The problem is that the trainers are often not qualified, and their materials are not scrutinized and evaluated by actual experts before they are presented.

What was written at the bottom of this slide makes sense.  Extremism is a complex phenomenon - religious extremism is not limited to any single religion, ethnic group, or region of the world.  However, if that is the point the presenter/trainer was attempting to make, the slide itself certainly did not illustrate that point.  Instead, it is a confusing jumble of contradictory entries that seem biased against religion in general.

Some groups listed are actual extremist and even terrorist groups that claim affiliation with a particular religion.  For example, Al Qaeda, Christian Identity, Kahane Movement, Hamas, Hutaree, Jewish Defense League, Ku Klux Klan.  If these actual extremist groups (and many others that might have been included) followed by the religion that they claim would be reasonable. 

However, listing Evangelical Christians, Catholicism, Sunni Islam, and Ultra Orthodox Judaism - which are mainstream religious groups - as if all members of these relisions are extremists, is absolutely bigoted and irresponsible.  It is one thing to say that Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or any other religious group has within its ranks some extremists, but to say (or imply) that all members of these religious groups are extremists is simply wrong.

I agree that this presentation is fatally flawed, and that the military needs to do much more to improve its training programs.  I am puzzled, however as to why it is that all of the articles that have been written on this presentation are only concerned about the misrepresentation of Evangelicals and Catholics.

Geller’s partner in the hate groups AFDI/SIOA, Robert Spencer, instead of sticking with what would be a reasonable proposition - that all such biased training material is problematic, and that there need to be guidelines developed that will not allow such things to happen again -   uses this as another Muslim bashing opportunity.  He is upset that Muslims complained when Islam was the target of such biased presentations and the government agreed to review their guidelines on both the qualifications for trainers, and the content of materials, and to remove incorrect, biased materials.  Spencer finds that unreasonable on the part of Muslims, and proof of some sort of conspiracy on the part of the government - and he says:

“And now we see what the Obama administration has replaced that material with. The implications of the U.S. Army’s “Religious Extremism” list are quite ominous. Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism and “Islamophobia” are forms of “Religious Extremism” on par with al-Qaeda and Hamas? Then how long will it be before the Obama administration goes to war against them, as it has repeatedly declared that it is at war with al-Qaeda?  Note also: Obama has repeated many, many times that we are not at war with Islam, and the mainstream media line is that to suggest otherwise would be evidence of “hatred” and “bigotry.” But apparently it is not “hatred” and “bigotry” for the U.S. to declare that Catholicism is the same sort of thing as al-Qaeda. Now, the list does include “Sunni Muslims,” but specifies those in Iraq — we already know that there is no possible way that the Obama administrations means to classify all Sunni Muslims as “extremists.”

Spencer is correct that this training class used seriously defective materials, and that this particular “religious extremism” list is insulting, hateful, and bigoted.  He is correct that continued use of such materials would be “quite ominous”.  However, the reality is that this is simply the most recent manifestation of biased training materials.  This particular presentation uses a slide that is hateful towards Evangelical Christians, Catholics, Sunni Muslims, and Ultra Orthodox Jews

It is equally inappropriate to defame any religion. 

The slide presentation prompted a protest from the Archdiocese for the Military Services:

“The Archdiocese is astounded that Catholics were listed alongside groups that are, by their very mission and nature, violent and extremist.  According to an investigation and reply from the Army Chief of Chaplains office, the training in question appears to have been an isolated incident not condoned by the Department of the Army.  The Archdiocese and the Chaplain Alliance explained that the Army can and should take steps to prevent such incidents in the future.  The Archdiocese calls upon the Department of Defense to review these materials and to ensure that taxpayer funds are never again used to present blatantly anti-religious material to the men and women in uniform.”

As a Muslim, I absolutely agree with this statement by the Archdiocese.  As a Muslim and as an American, I am appalled that any religion would be the target of such a bigoted training.  As a Muslim and as an American, I am pleased that it was an isolated incident, and also hope that steps are taken to prevent such incidents in the future.  As a Muslim and as an American, I stand with any religion that is being defamed, and protest against such defamation.  As a member of a community that has experienced how painful such false generalizations and misrepresentations can be, I don’t want to see any community go through this.

An apology is owed to all of the communities who were defamed by this presentation.

 

SEE ALSO:

ACLU: FBI Guilty of Massive Racial Profiling Operations, Adam Serwer http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/10/aclu-fbi-guilty-massive-racial-profiling-operations
ACLU report on FBI and surveillance http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/fbi-lowers-surveillance-bar-yet-again
ACLU Lens: FBI Using Biased Counterterrorism Training Materials http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-religion-belief/aclu-lens-fbi-using-biased-counterterrorism-training
ACLU: Mapping the FBI: Uncovering Abusive Surveillance and Racial Profiling http://www.aclu.org/mapping-fbi-uncovering-abusive-surveillance-and-racial-profiling
ACLU rep troubled by pervasive anti-Muslim prejudice in FBI http://www.toledoblade.com/Religion/2011/10/22/ACLU-rep-troubled-by-anti-Muslim-prejudice.html
ACLU says FBI uses profiling against Muslims, other minorities, Jerry Markon http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/aclu-says-fbi-uses-racial-profiling-against-muslims-other-minorities/2011/10/20/gIQAN3Ob1L_story.html?hpid=z3

America And The War On Islam? http://www.eurasiareview.com/11052012-america-and-the-war-on-islam-oped/

American Muslims Cooperation With Law Enforcement, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/american-muslims-cooperation-with-law-enforcement

American Muslims welcome Senate inquiry into accuracy and effectiveness of counterterrorism training, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/anti-muslim_law_enforcement_training

Anti-Muslim Bigot and Fanatic Robert Spencer Explains Islam to the FBI and the Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force, Robert Dreyfuss http://www.thenation.com/blog/37952/anti-muslim-bigot-and-fanatic-explains-islam-fbi-and-tidewater-joint-terrorism-task-force

The Anti-Muslim Congressional Mafia, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslim_mafia/

Anti-Muslim hate rally summons the ghosts of Jim Crow, Max Blumenthal http://www.islamophobiatoday.com/2011/03/07/max-blumenthal-anti-muslim-hate-rally-summons-the-ghosts-of-jim-crow/

Anti-terror lessons of Muslim Americans, Duke University study http://sanford.duke.edu/centers/tcths/documents/Anti-TerrorLessonsfinal.pdf

Anti-Terrorism Training Draws Scrutiny (The Washington Times) http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/mar/29/anti-terrorism-training-draws-scrutiny/

Are Muslims “The Enemy Within?”, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/are_muslims_the_enemy_within1/

Are the Republican Presidential Wannabes the new Imperial Wizards?, Dr. Abdul Cader Asmal http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/are_the_republican_presidential_wannabes_the_new_imperial_wizards

At Allen West-Sponsored Event, Group Paints Thousands Of Muslims As Terrorists, Ryan J. Reilly http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/07/at_allen_west-sponsored_event_group_paints_thousands_of_muslims_as_terrorists.php

At Orange County Hate Rally, GOP Councilwoman Says She Wants Marines To Send Muslim Families To ‘Paradise’ http://thinkprogress.org/2011/03/03/hate-rally-muslim-charity/

Attorney General Holder: FBI Hurt Terror Fight With ‘Violent Muslim’ Training, Spencer Ackerman http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/holder-fbi-islamophobia/

Attorney General Holder firmly committed to eliminating anti-Muslim training http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/10/doj_official_holder_firmly_committed_to_eliminating_anti-muslim_training.php

Bankrupt in Ideas, US Republican Contenders Demonize Islam for Political Gain http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20Editorials/2011/April/4%20o/Bankrupt%20in%20Ideas,%20US%20Republican%20Contenders%20Demonize%20Islam%20for%20Political%20Gain.htm

Boykin Backs Out of West Point Appearance, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/boykin-backs-out-of-west-point-appearance

Paul Broun and Dr. Strangelove, Cynthia Tucker http://blogs.ajc.com/cynthia-tucker/2009/10/15/paul-broun-and-dr-strangelove/?cxntfid=blogs_cynthia_tucker

Herman Cain Needs to Read the Constitution of the U.S., Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/herman_cain

CAIR Decries Anti-Muslim Police Trainers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxX5y7zX8RU
CAIR Seeks Probe of Anti-Islam Bias in Military Training http://tinyurl.com/2awmz5n
CAIR: Same Hate, New Target http://tinyurl.com/66enzm8
CAIR Files Multi-State Records Requests on Anti-Muslim Law Enforcement Trainings http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-files-multi-state-records-requests-on-anti-muslim-law-enforcement-trainings-133886103.html

Can a Good Christian Be a Good American?, Sheila Musaji http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/can_a_good_christian_be_a_good_american/0016805

Center for American Progress CAP releases report “Fear Inc., the Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America”, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/cap-releases-report-fear-inc.-the-roots-of-the-islamophobia-network-in-amer

CIA FBI NYPD spying on American Muslims http://yourjewishnews.com/10341.aspx

Civil rights and the patriot act (TAM article collection) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/civil_rights_and_the_patriot_act/

Citizens for National Security and Rep. Allen West Bring Islamophobia to Congress, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/cfns

Civil rights and the patriot act (TAM article collection) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/civil_rights_and_the_patriot_act/

Claim that all terrorists are Muslims ignores history, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/claim_that_all_terrorists_are_muslims_ignores_history/

Coalition to Challenge NYPD Use of Anti-Muslim Film http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20Editorials/2011/March/28%20o/Islamophobia%20in%20the%20US,%20March%2026,%202011,%20Coalition%20to%20Challenge%20NYPD%20Use%20of%20Anti-Muslim%20Film.htm
Coalition Letter to Director Mueller http://www.cair.com/Portals/0/pdf/coalition_letter_to_FBI.pdf
Collins, Lieberman demand answers on anti-Muslim police trainers, Esther Kaplan http://www.theinvestigativefund.org/blog/1479/collins,_lieberman_demand_answers_on_anti-muslim_police_trainers

Congressmen Speak at Hateful Anti-Muslim Protest, Lee Brenner http://hypervocal.com/news/2011/disturbing-video-congressmen-speak-at-hateful-anti-muslim-protest/

The Consequences of Islamophobia, in the U.S. and Abroad, John Esposito http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the-consequences-of-islamophobia-in-the-u.s.-and-abroad/0018759

Conservative Republicans and Islam: A New Crusade for Votes and Funds, John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-l-esposito/conservative-republicans-_1_b_836750.html

Counterproductive Counterterrorism: Counterproductive CounterterrorismHow Anti-Muslim Bias is Undermining America’s Homeland Security, MPAC http://www.mpac.org/publications/policy-papers/counterproductive-counterterrorism.php

Countering Islamophobic Law Enforcement Training (video - Thom Hartmann & Alejandro Beutel from MPAC talk about experts like Walid Shoebat and the danger such prejudiced rhetoric) http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/blog/alejandro_beutel_on_walid_shoe/

Collins, Lieberman Want Answers From DHS Over Anti-Muslim Counterterror Training, Ryan J. Reilly http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/collins_lieberman_want_answers_from_dhs_over_anti-muslim_counterterror_training.php

Dangerous Lessons in Islamophobia at the FBI, Julian Sanchez http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/dangerous-lessons-in-islamophobia-at-the-fbi/

Gen. Dempsey On Military Anti-Islam Class: ‘Totally Objectionable, Against Our Values’, Ali Gharib http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/05/10/482235/dempsey-islamophobia-totally-objectionable/

Do Bible Verses on Rifle Scopes Represent Christianity?, Sheila Musaji (with article collection on Christians and the military) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/bible_verses_on_rifle_scopes

Documents show NY police watched devout Muslims, Adam Goldman http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hE7olAeX9iUnh0LxCS2EjpniIXRw?docId=fd1a04fa820c44bd820aae6bc75d33e3

DOD rails Rolling Stone for publishing pictures, Fred Childers http://www.ksla.com/Global/story.asp?S=14338461

Does the most recent military scandal reflect a deeper problem? , Sheila Musaji (with a TAM article collection) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/what-is-our-military-culture

Does Course on Islam Give Law Enforcers Wrong Idea? (Seattle Times) http://tinyurl.com/565v8y

Elected Representatives & Government Officials Who HAVE Questioned Islamophobia, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/elected_representatives_government_officials_who_have_questioned_islam

Enough is Enough: The anti-Muslim Training Tide Must Turn, MPAC http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/enough-is-enough-the-anti-muslim-training-tide-must-turn

Evangelical Christian missionaries embedded with American combat troops in Afghanistan, Mikey Weinstein http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/evangelical_christian_missionaries_embedded_with_american_combat_troops_in_/

Excerpts from anti-Islamic military course http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501706_162-57432137/excerpts-of-anti-islamic-military-course/

Existing reports and studies on radicalization in the American Muslim Community (TAM article collection) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/relevant_reports

FBI defends invitation to Robert Spencer http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/islamophobia-watch/2010/8/31/fbi-defends-invitation-to-robert-spencer.html
FBI: Does the FBI Teach Agents that Mainstream Muslims are “Terrorist Sympathizers?”, Don Byrd http://www.bjconline.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4633&Itemid=134
FBI ends up offending Muslims at outreach workshop, Emily Heffter http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016171004_copworkshop11m.html
FBI: US attorney general invokes state secrets privilege in suit Calif. Muslims filed against FBI http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/us-attorney-general-invokes-state-secrets-privilege-in-suit-ca-muslims-filed-against-the-fbi/2011/08/02/gIQAhg1LqI_story.html
FBI ‘Islam 101′ Guide Depicted Muslims as 7th-Century Simpletons http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/07/fbi-islam-101-guide/
FBI Lesson Plan: Muslims Are Terrorist Sympathizers, Will Oremus http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/09/15/fbi_islam_training_mainstream_muslims_are_violent_terrorist_symp.html
FBI Recommended ‘Complete Idiot’s Guide,’ Anti-Muslim Books To New Agents http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/07/fbi_recommended_complete_idiots_guide_anti-muslim_books_to_new_agents.php
FBI teaches new recruits to read ‘anti-Islam’ books http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8668284/FBI-teaches-new-recruits-to-read-anti-Islam-books.html
FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’, Spencer Ackerman http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/09/fbi-muslims-radical/all/1
FBI defends invitation to Robert Spencer http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/islamophobia-watch/2010/8/31/fbi-defends-invitation-to-robert-spencer.html
FBI: Anti-Muslim Bigot and Fanatic Explains Islam to the FBI and the Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force, Robert Dreyfuss http://www.thenation.com/blog/37952/anti-muslim-bigot-and-fanatic-explains-islam-fbi-and-tidewater-joint-terrorism-task-force
FBI: Okay, Fine, We’ll Do Something About That Anti-Muslim Training, Adam Serwer http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/09/fbi-okay-fine-well-do-something-about-anti-muslim-training
F.B.I. Scrutinized for Amassing Data on American Communities, Charlie Savage http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/us/aclu-releases-fbi-documents-on-american-communities.html?_r=2&src=tp&smid=fb-share
FBI Suggests Anti-Muslim Ideologue Robert Spencer As Recommended Reading, Ryan Lenz http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/07/28/fbi-using-anti-muslim-ideologue-as-recommended-reading-for-agents-in-training/
FBI to Expand Domestic Surveillance Powers as Details Emerge of Its Spy Campaign Targeting Activists, Amy Goodman http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/14/fbi_to_expand_domestic_surveillance_powers
FBI teaches new recruits to read ‘anti-Islam’ books http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8668284/FBI-teaches-new-recruits-to-read-anti-Islam-books.html
FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’, Spencer Ackerman http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/09/fbi-muslims-radical/all/1
FBI Training Materials Treat “Islam” As The Enemy, Adam Serwer http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/09/fbi-training-materials-treat-islam-enemy
FBI: The New FBI Powers: Cointelpro on Steroids, John W. Whitehead http://www.rutherford.org/articles_db/commentary.asp?record_id=716
FBI Using Anti-Muslim Literature To Train Counterterroism Agents, Doug Mataconis http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/fbi-using-anti-muslim-literature-to-train-counterterroism-agents/
FBI’s Key Muslim Ally, Mohamed Elibiary: Bigoted Briefings ‘Make My Job Harder’, Spencer Ackerman http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/09/u-s-muslims-fbi-cooperation/
FBI’s new investigative guidelines raise concerns, Pete Yost http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h38oVLIN8QBLccpsQBj6Cz5NKchw?docId=800edac0370140ae9059814e08171aaf
Federal Bureau of Idiocy, Justin Raimondo http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/09/15/the-federal-bureau-of-idiocy/

Federal Funds For Counterterrorism Training Pay For Anti-Muslim Instructors, Ryan J. Reilly http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/federal_funds_for_counterterrorism_training_pay_for_anti-muslim_instructors.php

Fort Hood Tragedy, Islam, and America, Sheila Musaji (with extensive article collection) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/fort_hood_tragedy_islam_and_america

William Gawthrop, The FBI Trainer Promoting War Against Islam, Paul Woodward http://www.eurasiareview.com/20092011-the-fbi-trainer-promoting-war-against-islam-oped/
William Gawthrop, FBI Analyst: Aim For Islam Like Air Shafts On Jihadists’ Death Star (VIDEO), Ryan J. Reilly http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/fbi_analyst_aim_for_islam_like_air_shafts_on_jihadists_death_star_video.php
William Gawthrop, WND’s Terrorism Expert Now Training FBI Agents, Ryan J. Reilly http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/wnds_terrorism_expert_now_training_fbi_agents.php

God Squad Blasts Congressman Royce, Matt Coker http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/a-clockwork-orange/god-squad-blasts-congressman-r/

GOP Anti-Muslim Limbo: They’ve Lowered the Bar Again!, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/gop_lowers_the_anti-muslim_limbo_bar
GOP congressman teams up with anti-Muslim group, Justin Elliott http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/07/07/allen_west_terrorism/index.html
The GOP has declared war on Muslims, Sheila Musaji (with extensive TAM article collection) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the-gop-has-declared-war-on-american-muslims

Growing anti-Muslim hatred in the U.S., Glenn Greenwald http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/03/03/hatemongering

John Guandolo, terrorism “expert”, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/guandolo

Hatred against do-gooder American Muslims in Orange County, Juan Cole http://www.juancole.com/2011/03/hatred-against-do-gooder-american-muslims-in-orange-county.html

How we train our cops to fear Islam, Meg Stalcup and Joshua Craze http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2011/1103.stalcup-craze.html#Byline

I Have… In My Pocket… A List of Members of the Muslim Brotherhood…, Spencer Ackerman http://spencerackerman.typepad.com/attackerman/2011/07/i-have-in-my-pocket-a-list-of-members-of-the-muslim-brotherhood.html

The Idiot’s Guide to Foreign Wars (Iraq Edition), Adam Weinstein http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/03/iraq-transitional-handbook

If you want to screen Muslims as potential terrorists, you’ll have to target blacks, William Saletan http://www.slate.com/id/2302812/

Individuals on FBI Terrorist Watchlist Not Targets of Investigation, Jesselyn Radack http://www.whistleblower.org/blog/31-2010/1515-individuals-on-fbi-terrorist-watchlist-not-targets-of-investigation

Is the Obama Administration Serious about Anti-Muslim Demonization in Law Enforcement?, Thom Cincotta http://liberty-beat.blogspot.com/2011/08/is-obama-administration-serious-about.html

Is the U.S. Military “at war with Islam”?, Sheila Musaji (with article collection and background) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/anti-muslim-military-training

Islam-Bashing Bigots Train Counterterrorism Agents http://tinyurl.com/29bsgc9

Islamophobia, Real or Imagined (TAM article collection) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamophobia_real_or_imagined

Islamophobia no longer questioned - even by our elected representatives, Sheila Musaji (includes collection of statements by elected representatives, government officials, and military leaders) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamophobia_no_longer_even_questioned

Jesus killed Mohammed: The crusade for a Christian military, Jeff Sharlet http://www.harpers.org/archive/2009/05/0082488

Justice Department Official John Marsh: Muslim ‘Juries’ Threaten ‘Our Values’, Spencer Ackerman http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/islamophobia-beyond-fbi/all/1

“Kill Team” War Crimes in Afghanistan, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/kill_team

Peter King’s Civics Lesson for American Muslims, Sheila Musaji http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/peter_kings_civics_lesson_for_american_muslims/0018429
Answers to Peter King’s Claims About the American Muslim Community, Sheila Musaji (includes a list with links of TAM articles and responses to each of King’s hearings and issues raised) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/answers_to_peter_kings_claims_about_the_american_muslim_community
Peter King’s Fourth Hearing Targets Muslims in the Military, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/peter-kings
Rep. Peter King: Police Should Target Muslims Because They’re Responsible For 90% Of Terrorism, Eli Clifton http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/rep.-peter-king-police-should-target-muslims-because-theyre-responsible-for

LAPD Agrees to Major Police Reforms, MPAC http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/lapd-agrees-to-major-police-reforms

Manufacturing the Muslim Menace http://tinyurl.com/4qeretq

Mapping Sharia Project Goes Beyond Islamophobia to Raving, Paranoid, In(SANE)ity!, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/mapping_sharia_sheila

Meet William Gawthrop: ICTOA Promotes Another Counter-Terror “Expert”, Richard Bartholomew http://barthsnotes.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/meet-william-gawthrop-ictoa-promotes-another-counter-terror-expert/

Military class suspended for view on Islam http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/10/military-class-suspended-for-its-view-on-islam/

Military to Officers: Use ‘Hiroshima’ Tactics for ‘Total War’ on Islam http://tinyurl.com/cf2hnkd

MPAC Enough is Enough: The anti-Muslim Training Tide Must Turn http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/enough-is-enough-the-anti-muslim-training-tide-must-turn

MRFF Commends Long-Overdue U.S. Military Order to Eliminate Anti-Islam Training Materials
MRFF Submits Statement to Hearing on Homegrown Terrorism Threat to Military Communities In the U.S. http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/mrff-statement
MRFF Denounces Representative Rick Womick’s Call to Ban Muslims from U.S. Military http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/mrff-denounces-representative-rick-womicks-call-to-ban-muslims-from-u.s.-mi

Muslim Advocates Statement on “Racial Profiling in America” http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslim-advocates-statement-on-racial-profiling-in-america

Muslim Americans and Law Enforcement Partnerships, MPAC http://www.mpac.org/programs/government-relations/dc-news-and-views/muslim-americans-and-law-enforcement-partnerships.php

Muslim-Basher Trains U.S. Military Personnel in Kentucky http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/17/idUS26202+17-Jan-2011+PRN20110117

Muslim Groups: FBI Response to Islamophobia Scandal Not Good Enough, Adam Serwer http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/09/fbi-response-islamophobia-scandal

Muslim Students Challenge Allen West’s Anti-Islamic Speaker on Capitol Hill http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/07/26/278407/muslim-students-challenge-anti-islamic-speaker/

Muslims targeted in U.S. terrorism cases, report says, Raja Abdulrahim http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/19/nation/la-na-muslim-report-20110519

NCIS asked to investigate a report of anti-Islam bias in training program, CAIR http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/ncis_asked_to_investigate_a_report_of_anti-islam_bias_in_training_program

The Neo-Crusaders, Neal AbuNab http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_neo_crusaders/

New Concern About Bias in Counterterror Training (NPR), Dina Temple-Raston http://tinyurl.com/4tpxvzy

New Documents Reveal FBI’s Islamophobic Counterterrorism Training, Eli Clifton http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/09/15/319772/fbi-islamophobic-training/

New Evidence of Anti-Islam Bias Underscores Deep Challenges for FBI’s Reform Pledge, Spencer Ackerman http://m.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/09/fbi-islam-domination/all/1

New video emerges of US troops cheering wildly as innocent Afghan civilians are blown up, Andrew Gregory http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/03/29/new-video-emerges-of-us-troops-cheering-wildly-as-innocent-afghan-civilians-are-blown-up-115875-23023103

NY Muslims feel targeted despite alliance promise, Eileen Sullivan http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/25/2374186/ny-muslims-feel-targeted-despite.html

NYCLU Charts Rising Anti-Muslim Trends in NY State http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/politics/145738/nyclu-charts-rising-anti-muslim-trends

NYCLU mosque white paper - religious freedom under attack http://www.docstoc.com/docs/91827119/NYCLU-Mosque-White-Paper

The NYPD, the CIA, and “The Third Jihad”, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/nypd
NYPD Cops’ Training Included an Anti-Muslim Horror Flick http://tinyurl.com/5vyc4fs
NYPD ethnic tracking included citizens http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hOQ39X0OLlkIzQiI7TaaqlatTrhA?docId=e0e7aa13a4064dd48ee434416f9c49c1
How the NYPD Slipped Blanket Surveillance of American Muslims Past the Courts—and the People, Aziz Huq http://www.thenation.com/article/163633/how-nypd-slipped-blanket-surveillance-american-muslims-past-courts%E2%80%94and-people
NYPD Spied on U.S. Citizens Without Any Evidence of Crimes http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/218440/20110922/nypd-spying-nypd-surveillance-nypd-muslims-nypd-cia.htm
NYPD’s Cooperation With CIA Lacks Effective Oversight, Civil Liberties Groups Say, Matt Sledge http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/31/nypd-cia-demographics-unit-oversight_n_943967.html?ref=mostpopular

Not so fast, Christian soldiers, Mikey Weinstein and Reza Aslan http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-oe-aslan22aug22,1,2971273.story?coll=la-news-a_section&ctrack=5&cset=true

Obama Orders Government to Clean Up Terror Training, Spencer Ackerman http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/obama-islamophobia-review/

Onward Christian Soldiers, Max Blumenthal http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2003/04/15/in_touch/index.html

PRA Report: “Manufacturing the Muslim Menace: Private Firms, Public Servants, & the Threat to Rights and Security,” details a systemic failure to regulate content in counterterrorism training. http://tinyurl.com/4qeretq

Politicians and protestors condemn U.S. Muslims, Cahir O’Doherty http://www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manhattan_diary/politicians-and-protestors-condemn-us-muslims-117395123.html

Reps. Royce And Miller Legitimize Religious Bigotry http://politicalcorrection.org/blog/201103030015

Royce Stands With Religious Bigots while Sanchez Stands Up For Religious Freedom and Civil, Chris Prevatt http://www.islamophobiatoday.com/2011/02/17/royce-stands-with-religious-bigots-while-sanchez-stands-up-for-religious-freedom-and-civil/

Kamal Saleem, the Fraud!, http://mujtahed.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/kamal-saleem-the-fraud/
Kamal Saleem’s Fanciful Conversion Figures http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.com/2010/10/abnsat-hoax-kamal-saleems-fanciful.html

Second anti-Islam military curriculum surfaces http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/12/11675222-al-jazeera-second-anti-islam-military-curriculum-surfaces?lite

Security and Trust vs. Suspicion and Scapegoating, Hesham Hassaballa http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=48220

Selective Counterterrorism Practices Threaten Social Mobility of American Muslims, Sahar Aziz http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/selective-counterterrorism-practices-threaten-social-mobility-of-american-m

Senate Committee Stresses Need for Greater Partnership Between Law Enforcement and Muslim Americans, MPAC http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/senate_committee_stresses_need_for_greater_partnership_between_law_enforcem

“Senators Seek Accurate, Effective Counterterrorism Training” (Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs) http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Press.MajorityNews&ContentRecord_id=022400b1-5056-8059-7631-782f7c4c592e

Senior U.S. General Orders Top-to-Bottom Review of Military’s Islam Training, Spencer Ackerman http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/04/military-islam-training/

The Shocking Way US Cops Are Trained to Hate Muslims http://www.alternet.org/rights/150209

Shoebat says we need to choose war ‘We Need to Choose War!’ http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/7/27/174342.shtml
Shoebat omits instances of kindness http://www.dailynexus.com/article.php?a=13205
Al-Qaida not a fringe opinion among Muslims, Shoebat tells South Dakota security conference http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/islamophobia-watch/2011/5/12/al-qaida-not-a-fringe-opinion-among-muslims-shoebat-tells-so.html
Anti-Islam Air Force Academy Speaker a ‘Fraud’ (Walid Shoebat, Kamal Saleem and Zak Anani) http://www.muslimmilitarymembers.org/article.php?story=20080207030741376
Shoebat, Saleem, and Anani - Three Arab Villages Are Missing Their Idiots, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/walid_shoebat_kamal_saleem_zacharia_anani
Would three former terrorists be invited by the U.S. Air Force Academy to speak? http://www.mmdnewswire.com/three-former-terrorists-2871.html

Soldiers inAfghanistan given Bibles, told to “hunt people for Jesus” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/04/soldiers-in-afghanistan-g_n_195674.html

The Shocking Way US Cops Are Trained to Hate Muslims http://www.alternet.org/rights/150209

South Dakota Police Hear that Islam is “Inherently Violent”, Richard Bartholomew http://barthsnotes.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/south-dakota-police-hear-that-islam-is-inherently-violent/

Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC report: Jihad Against Islam http://tinyurl.com/3qsv2v8

Robert Spencer: Gov’t Officials Conversion to Islam like “joining the Nazi Party during WW II” (about a CIA counterterrorism chief), Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/robert-spencer-and
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Robert Spencer, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_politically_incorrect_guide_to_robert_spencer/
Robert Spencer and the Muslim “Borg”, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/robert_spencer_and_the_muslim_borg

Teaching police to fear Islam, Alyona Show (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keExZ4i-w8w&feature=relmfu

Terrorism Training Casts Pall Over Muslim Employee, Dina Temple-Raston http://spencerwatch.com/2011/07/22/terrorism-training-casts-pall-over-muslim-employee/

That Islamophobic FBI Training Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg, Adam Weinstein http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=138010

Thompson panel says targeting Muslim Americans will backfire http://www.fiercehomelandsecurity.com/story/thompson-panel-says-targeting-muslim-americans-will-backfire/2011-11-18#ixzz1fJqd9SdW

Top Secret America a Washington Post study http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/articles/monitoring-america/5/

Top U.S. Officer: Stop This ‘Total War’ on Islam Talk, Spencer Ackerman http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/dempsey-islam-irresponsible/

Unit’s Autonomy May Be Why FBI Missed Bias, Dina Temple-Raston http://www.npr.org/2011/09/29/140902739/units-autonomy-may-be-why-fbi-missed-bias

US counter-terrorism training ‘presents Islam as inherently violent’, Ed Pilkington http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/09/us-counter-terrorism-training-islam

US military course taught officers ‘Islam is the enemy’ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/11/us-military-course-islam-enemy

U.S. Afghan atrocities reflect poorly on all, Tony Norman http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11088/1135456-153.stm

US Air Force Pays Fake “Terrorism Experts” Speakers To Bash Islam ? http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/02/08/452610/-USAF-Pays-Fake-Terrorism-Experts-Speakers-To-Bash-Islam-

U.S. Army Apologizes Over Graphic Afghan Photos http://www.rferl.org/content/us_army_apology_graphic_afghan_photos/3540081.html
US Army’s ‘fatwa’ on Islam and challenges before the Muslim world, Fatima Tanveer http://twocircles.net/2012may20/us_army%E2%80%99s_%E2%80%98fatwa_islam_and_challenges_muslim_world.html

U.S. military instructor suspended over Islam course, David Alexander http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/20/us-usa-defense-islam-idUSBRE85J1F120120620

U.S. soldiers’ ‘kill team’ killed Afghanis, used body parts in poker games: report, Corky Siemaszko http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/03/28/2011-03-28_us_soldiers_kill_team_accused_of_murdering_afghani_civilians_for_sport_report.html?r=news

US counter-terrorism training ‘presents Islam as inherently violent’, Ed Pilkington http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/09/us-counter-terrorism-training-islam

Video Proves Proselytization Rampant at U.S. Military Bases, Mikey Weinstein http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/video_proves_proselytization_rampant_at_us_military_bases/

The war against Islam, James Carroll http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/06/07/the_war_against_islam/

War against tolerance, Chris Hedges http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080211_the_war_against_tolerance/

‘War on Terror’ Rhetoric Sounds Like War on Islam, Parvez Ahmed http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/war_on_terror_rhetoric_sounds_like_war_on_islam

War with Islam training ‘not surprising’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9720000/9720257.stm

What do Navy Seals “learn” by shooting at a target depicting a Muslim woman?, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/what-do-navy-seals-learn-by-shooting-at-a-target-depicting-a-muslim-woman

What Does the F.B.I. Know About Islam?, Amy Davidson http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2011/09/the-fbis-islamic-phantom.html?mbid=gnep

What everyone “knows” about Islam and Muslims, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/what_everyone_knows

Where is the U.S. Government Getting It’s Information on Islam and Muslims?, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/where_is_the_u.s._government_getting_its_information_on_islam_and_musl

White House intervened to block notorious Islamophobes addressing security conference http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/islamophobia-watch/2011/10/6/white-house-intervened-to-block-notorious-islamophobes-addre.html

White House Releases “New” Counter-terrorism Strategy, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/law_enforcement_training_on_islam_and_muslims

Why Zionists promote anti-Muslim law enforcement trainings, Alex Kane http://mondoweiss.net/2011/04/why-zionists-promote-anti-muslim-law-enforcement-trainings.html

Whether or not a ‘kill squad’ is to blame, civilian deaths often go unreported, Julius Cavendish http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/julius-cavendish-whether-or-not-a-kill-squad-is-to-blame-civilian-deaths-often-go-unreported-2252474.html

Why Do They Hate Us?, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/why_do_they_hate_us_-_tam_article_collection1/

Why is Halliburton Building Internment/Detention Camps?, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/why-is-halliburton

Why Zionists promote anti-Muslim law enforcement trainings, Alex Kane http://mondoweiss.net/2011/04/why-zionists-promote-anti-muslim-law-enforcement-trainings.html

Witness for Jesus in Afghanistan http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22544.htm

Writers Cited in Breivik Manifesto Have Spoken at US Military Colleges as Anti-Terrorism Experts. Chris Rodda http://www.truth-out.org/writers-cited-breivik-manifesto-have-spoken-us-military-colleges-anti-terrorism-experts/1312137721

Your Taxes Fund Anti-Muslim Hatred, Chris Hedges http://www.truth-out.org/your-taxes-fund-anti-muslim-hatred/1305042147

 

 

 


Google