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Pentagon sacks instructor over anti-Islamic course

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, June 21, IRNA -- The Pentagon sacked an instructor who presented anti-Islamic study materials in a course for senior military officers suggesting that the US is at war with Islam.

The instructor has been removed from his teaching job at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, PTI news agency quoted an official as saying, citing outcome of an inquiry by Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

'The elective course's military instructor has been relieved of his instructor duties until his permanent change of station, which was previously planned for August 2012,' Dempsey's spokesman Col David Lapan said.

Lapan said the course, entitled 'Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism', had 'portrayed Islam almost entirely in a negative way.'

'The inquiry recommends the actions of two civilian officials at JFSC be reviewed by the supervisory chain to determine if administrative or disciplinary action is appropriate, and a second military officer will receive administrative counseling,' he said.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80193976

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