ANN ARBOR, MI – A letter dated October 19, 2011 signed by 57 Muslim organizations, was sent to the White House with copies to other federal officials responsible for national security, including Secretary of the Department of Defense, Leon Panetta.  The letter demanded that all training materials that they judge to be offensive to Islam be “purged” and instructors “are effectively disciplined.”   

Because many reporters and citizens have asked for a copy of the letter, TMLC is linking to the 7-page letter here, and attaching it to this press release as well.  You may also view it by going to the TMLC website at: www.thomasmore.org.  Note the highlighted areas on page 5 of the letter.

This letter was referred to in a previous Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) press release. Click here

Following that letter, in April 2012, Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Matthew Dooley, a highly decorated combat veteran, was publically condemned by General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and relieved of his teaching assignment at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC).  The reason: the negative way Islam was portrayed in his elective course entitled, Perspectiveson Islam and Islamic Radicalism.

On May 10,2012,duringaPentagonpress conference with Defense Secretary Panetta seated next to him, General Martin Dempsey expressed negative opinions regarding the Perspectiveson Islam and Islamic Radicalism course, characterizing it as "totally objectionable" and "against our values."  General Dempsey personally committed to removing any similar curriculum from military professional education within the JFSC and elsewhere. 

The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, now represents LTC Dooley, a 1994 Graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. 

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, observed, “In order to appease Muslims and the White House, General Dempsey and the Department of Defense rushed to punish LTC Dooley.  In the process, they violated not only our Nation’s core principles of free speech and academic freedom guaranteed by our Constitution, but also, a number of the military’s own regulations dealing with academic freedom and non-attribution policies of the National Defense University (NDU)  to which LTC Dooley was assigned.  They violated the right to due process of law and even by-passed the University’s Provost, who under NDU’s own rules has primary responsibility for adjudication of this matter.”

Click here for a Summary of NDU regulations on Free Speech and Academic Freedom

Claire M. Lopez, a former CIA agent and strategic policy and intelligence expert, recently commented on General Dempsey’s order:

“The final bastion of America's defense against Islamic jihad and sharia, the Pentagon, fell to the enemy in April 2012, with the issuance of a letter from General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, re-issuing his earlier order that all Department of Defense (DoD) course content be scrubbed to ensure no lingering remnant of disrespect to Islam.”

The administrative disciplinary procedures against LTC Dooley included removal from his teaching             assignment and withdrawal of an outstanding Officer Evaluation Report (OER) concerning the elective course, Perspectiveson Islam and Islamic Radicalism,he had been teaching at JFSC.   

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  • One of Romney's FIRST jobs, as our new president, will be to charge "former" general dempsey with treason!

  • ....and still the "republicans" in Congress just sits on their hands?

  • this is like hitler writing a letter to us, to remove anything negative about natzism...we already have removed god from the military, to please these wack-jobs.....our muslim-in-chief, will not stop this, and in another 4 years, the republican party will be against the law....lets get rid of the cause of all this, and his empty chair is in the oval office.

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  • This is the first administration in America's history to interfere with military laws, war crimes, and punishment of anti-American radicals.  This is the first American leadership who is more concerned about appeasing the war criminals/radicals/terrorists/enemy combatants than protecting the safety and welfare of the US military soldiers and the American people on domestic and foreign soil by considering their demands after committing threats and heinous criminals acts of torutre, violent rape, murder, crucifixions, beheadings, hangings, and worse against Americans and US military Navy Seals and soldiers, which empowers them and in my opinion - places US soldiers and Americans in harm's way - while Americans are now viewed under this regime as the enemy and radiated - naked x-rayed - spied upon - and unconstitutionally placed on hit lists and subject to the NDAA laws all in opposition ot US Constitutional laws - Wake up Ohio -Virginia and Swing States - now!

  • When in America do what the Americans do? How about the sorry ass illegals coming in at our borders? SPEAK ENGLISH!!!! As for islam, the can suck on a piece of bacon and go to hell!

  • Why hasn't impeachment procedures been brought again this administration? We can bash it all we want including the President among ourselves, but what is being done to let the voters know the "real truth". We need to stop bashing and start convincing the voters that their choice needs to be for a Patriot and not a Marxist.

  • We need letters sent to those idiiots as well... start typing people...

  • this government refuses to accept the fact islam has been fighting a war against us since the 1970's sad part of it our government betrays the people everyday

  • Better yet--send those two turn coats over there too. We will see them appease the Muslims. The Muslims will be appeased when they get to kill all 3 of the traitors.

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