US soldiers are being taught war against Islam, Muslims
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US soldiers are being taught war against Islam, Muslims

New York City : NY : USA | May 11, 2012 at 1:39 PM PDT
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It is amazing and it is shocking, indeed. The soldiers of the United States and other military officials have been taught a total war against Islam at one of the US’ top military school. I am just shocked to read the news in a leading newspaper as it never occurred to me that the country that boasts to uphold religious freedom as its tradition can go to such an extent against Islam. How the US can teach its soldiers that there is only one way to counter 1.4 billion Muslims of the world and that is war.

Some may argue that this could only be taught just to raise morale of the soldiers and nothing else. But one can question the way hatred and revulsion is being injected into minds of the young soldiers. The total war should be against criminals, terrorists and militants wherever they are regardless of caste, creed and religion. The soldiers are taught that there is no concept of moderate and enlightened Islam and the whole religion should be considered as an enemy to be fought with. Even the course taught the young leaders about possible nuclear attacks on holy cities of Muslims, Mecca and Madina, as a last resort against conservative Muslims.

However, there has been no immediate reaction from Muslim countries and Muslim scholars on the outrageous course being taught to the US military soldiers at one of their military schools. Analysts believe the US has provided another opportunity to terrorists and militants to provoke gullible people against the United States by citing the offensive course. Al-Qaeda and Taliban are likely to draw their legitimacy of attacking the US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan through the despicable course being taught to the soldiers. They could also issue decrees against the US citizens and call them liable to be killed on basis of the lessons.

The US military’s top boss, General Martin Dempsey has ordered investigation into the case and hopefully the inquiry report will be completed by the end of this month. The investigators will try to find out how the offensive lessons became part of the soldiers training course. It is simply unbelievable that the US soldiers can be taught of a war against Islam and against Muslims, especially at a time when President Obama has himself stated for a number of times that the US wants to keep ideal relations with the Muslim world. And also, majority of the Muslim countries have been supporting the US war against terrorism.

Saudi Arabia is also one of the closest allies of the US but the course talks about nuclear bombings at Mecca and Madina. Both the cities are located in Saudi Arabia and considered the most sacred places on earth. Millions of Muslims across the world visit these two cities each year to perform pilgrimage and pay their respect to Prophet (PBUH) who is buried there. We hope the issue will be dealt with care and concern.

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StephenManual is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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