US military under fire for 'anti-Islam class'

Pentagon orders review of all training classes after exposure of course presenting negative views of Muslims.

    The United States military has called for a review of all its training classes after receiving criticism for a course taught to senior officers that allegedly encouraged war against Islam.

    The controversial class presented slides that accused dozens of Islamic groups, many widely recognised as mainstream advocacy groups, of infiltrating the US media, education system, government and military.

    One slide titled "The Muslim Brotherhood and Violence" showed a photo of an al-Qaeda beheading, erroneously conflating the two groups.

    Through the slides and other presentations, the course created a picture of a US government co-opted by subversive Muslim elements.

    Al Jazeera's Josh Rushing reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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