While calling for an investigation against a course about Islam taught at one of United States’ top military schools, US military’s top officer, General Martin Dempsey has called it “totally objectionable”, BBC reported Friday.
The news was broken by Wired, which had said that the US military was teaching its “future leaders” that a “total war” was needed to counter the 1.4 billion Muslims around the world in order to protect US from Islamic terrorists.
The course further taught that there was no concept of “moderate Islam” and that the whole religion should be considered an enemy.
While campaigning for a “total war” against all the world’s Muslims, the course further taught about possible nuclear attacks on the holy cities of Makkah and Medina.
The Pentagon confirmed the course material found on the website and is expecting that the investigation report will be compiled by the end of this month.
The investigation aims to find out why such a course was a part of the curriculum at the Defense Department’s Joint Forces Staff College.
General Dempsey said that the course was “counter to our values of appreciation for religious freedom and cultural awareness” and “just objectionable, academically irresponsible”
The issue surfaced when one of the officers who had attended the course had complained.
The US military officer, who delivered the lectures, Army Lieutenant Colonel Matthew A Dooley, was suspended from teaching at the college, however, he wasn’t fired.
The officers who attended Dooley’s lectures, listening to the inciting course, have now moved into higher-level assignments throughout the US military.