“There is a cottage industry of these Muslim bashers who are training law enforcement personnel, military personnel... and you are breeding a generation of leaders in our society who have this suspicion of Islam and hostility towards American Muslims and Muslims in general. The intention of these trainers is to demonise Islam and to marginalise American Muslims.”—
One of the slides presented by Army Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley says the model he is presenting presumes that the Geneva Conventions are “no longer relevant,” when fighting Muslims. It goes on to say that historical precendents of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki are applicable to “Mecca and Medina’s destruction.”
This is extremely disturbing. Additionally, people who believe Dooley’s remarks are “irrelevant” now that he’s been suspended, forget that it isn’t just Dooley who thinks like this but countless American soldiers and high ranking officials. “Revision” of the courses is too little, too late. The running Islamophobic element in the US regime and forces has killed and silenced plenty. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Furthermore, had this been a Muslim who said they’d give non-Muslim communities the “Nagasaki, Hiroshima treatment”, they would have been instantly jailed. Hypocrisy and violent rhetoric at its worst.
Just a prayer for my friends in the forces.
We stand before you in supplication,
Asking Your Divine mercy and protection,
To envelop with Your invincible armor,
Our loved ones in all branches of the service.
Give them courage and strength
Against all enemies,
Both spiritual and physical,
And hasten their safe journey,
Back to their homes and families.
If it be Your Holy Will
That they be gathered to Your bosom,
With the eternal vanguard of the saints,
Let their journey to Your everlasting arms
Be swift and painless,
Where they may stand in honor and glory,
Praising You for all eternity.