Army colonel threatens to sue top general for 'concealing truth about Islam'
Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley’s attorneys have put Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey on notice for a possible lawsuit for “concealing the truth about Islam,” after his course was shut down for its strong anti-Islamic content.Dooley’s lawyers issued a press release stating that “the final bastion of America’s defense against Islamic jihad and Sharia, the Pentagon, fell to the enemy in April 2012.”The elective course, which was taught by Dooley at the Joint Forces Staff College in Virginia, was shut down by Dempsey in April. During his lectures, Dooley spoke of Islam being reduced to cult status, Mecca and Medina being destroyed, and Saudi Arabia being brought to starvation. Some of the material used in the class suggested that US President Barack Obama is a Muslim. It further instructed that there is no such thing as “moderate Islam.”Documents used in the lectures show that Dooley insisted the US must engage in a “total war” against Islam to protect the United States. When speaking about Muslims, Dooley said, “A staggering 140 million people…hate everything you stand for and will never coexist with you, unless you submit [to Islam].”He also cited Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Dresden as examples of “taking war to civilian population wherever necessary.”Several of Dooley’s students, who were all military servicemen, brought the material to his superiors at the college. They consequently ended the course and suspended Dooley.Gen. Dempsey called the course “totally objectionable and against our values.” Dooley’s high powered attorneys responded by accusing Dempsey of buckling under radical Islam and attacking a “subordinate Army officer who honorably served the nation.”The Thomas More Law Center insists that Dooley’s academic freedom was violated by his suspension, though they do not lay the blame directly on Gen. Dempsey. The spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman did not respond to the criticism, citing the potential for imminent legal action.