January 11, 2008

Pentagon Sacks Specialist on Islamist Extremism

What is going on at the Pentagon? Whatever this crap is, it sure as hell is resembling a shady shift in their policy terrain and painfully ugly transparent pandering. From Pentagon Sacks Specialist on Islamist Extremism:

Stephen Coughlin, the Pentagon specialist on Islamic law and Islamist extremism, has been fired from his position on the military's Joint Staff, following opposition to his work by pro-Muslim officials within the office of Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England.

Coughlin is one of the U.S. government's most important figures in analyzing the nature of extremism and ultimately preparing to wage ideological war against it.

Pentagon officials have initiated an aggressive "outreach" program to U.S. Muslim groups that critics say is lending credibility to a budding support network for Islamist extremists, including front groups for the radical Muslim Brotherhood. Coughlin wrote a memorandum several months ago based on documents made public in a federal trial in Dallas that revealed a covert plan by the Muslim Brotherhood to subvert the U.S. using front groups.

According to this piece, Mr. Coughlin was fired as a Joint Staff contractor after a confrontation with Hasham Islam, a Muslim (who woulda thunk it) who refers to Mr. Coughlin as a "Christian zealot with a pen". Defense and military officials supportive of Mr. Coughlin said the real reason is that critics, like Mr. Islam want him sidelined because they oppose his hard-to-refute views on the relationship between Islamic law and Islamist jihad doctrine. Those views have triggered a harsh debate challenging the widespread and politically correct view of Islam as a religion of peace hijacked by extremists.

You know, I never thought I would see the day when the Pentagon itself would go limp against the very same barbarians who tried to blow it up seven years ago.

What has happened to my country? Oh wait, I know. Libtards and left-wing radicals destroyed it.