‘Potentially Devastating’: Congressional Report Concludes US Military Guilty Of Political Correctness Toward Islamic Terrorism
Albert Schweitzer, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953, once said, “Let us rejoice in the truth, wherever we find its lamp burning.” But now, in 2012, its celebration is hampered by the fact that, in the eyes of the US military, the burning light of truth is no longer viewed as a source of illumination. It has instead now been classified as a fire hazard …
By Bill Gertz, The Washington Times – “The U.S. military is guilty of political correctness toward domestic Islamic terror, according to a congressional report made public Wednesday that concludes al Qaeda is using U.S.-based Muslim radicals to plan mass casualty attacks.
‘Homegrown radicalization is now the vanguard of al Qaeda’s strategy to continue attacking the United States and its allies,’ said the report on domestic extremism by the House Homeland Security Committee. The report was based on several hearings held by Committee Chairman Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican.
The report said evidence of the threat comes from recordings made public in Pakistan by the core al Qaeda terrorist group, as well from an English-language magazine produced in Yemen by two American jihadists. Additional evidence came from an American suicide bomber in Somalia who urged Muslims to wage ‘jihad in America.’
The report said violent Islamist extremism is ‘the No. 1 terrorist threat to this nation.’
Of particular concern, according to the report, is the threat posed by radical Muslims to U.S. military communities. The terror threat to military communities is ‘severe’ and growing. It includes the use of ‘insiders,’ like Maj. Niidal Hassan, the terrorist who carried out the 2009 Fort Hood shooting attack that killed 13 people and wounded 29 others.
The report faulted the U.S. military for ‘political correctness’ toward Islam, which the report called a ‘potentially devastating development’ for the security of troops and their families.” Read more.
Seven US troops may face disciplinary action in Koran burning – “A U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Korans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. military officials said the classified report and recommendations for disciplinary action against the service members involved were delivered to the Pentagon more than a week ago. They have been turned over to the Army and Navy secretaries.” Read more.