Skip to comments.Inside the Ring--Coughlin sacked [Pentagon Islamist Analyst]
Posted on 01/04/2008 3:10:32 PM PST by Hammerhead
Stephen Coughlin, the Pentagon specialist on Islamic law and Islamist extremism, has been fired from his position on the military's Joint Staff. The action followed a report in this space last week revealing opposition to his work for the military by pro-Muslim officials within the office of Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England. Mr. Coughlin was notified this week that his contract with the Joint Staff will end in March, effectively halting the career of one of the U.S. government's most important figures in analyzing the nature of extremism and ultimately preparing to wage ideological war against it. He had run afoul of a key aide to Mr. England, Hasham Islam,...
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More great news from Washington.
Happy 2008,folks !
Pay no attention to the man ...er...Muslem....behind the curtain.
Thats right, kill the prophet/messenger.
Keep that head burried.
So now the Pentagon is infested....
Sure glad we're taking this struggle seriously.
This is very, very bad indeed. The CIA is broken but at least military intelligence was doing a good job. "Was" being the operative word.
Right after Nancy and Stenny .... Congress is there too.
Looks that way. Have you ever read ‘Infiltration...How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington’ by Paul Sperry?
Wave goodbye to the Bill of Rights and say hello to Sharia law folks.
The land of the free is about to become the land of submission.
Paul Sperry is a superb journalist, a rarity these days. Do you have a cite for the article you mentioned?
It’s a book I bought a year or so ago. It’s a pretty sobering read and I highly recommend it to all.
comment by Jerry Gordon
Stephen Coughlin is the Islam Law go to guy on the Pentagon Joint Staff. Coughlin is the author of a brief on Islamic law and Jihadist doctrine that has recently been cleared by both the Joint Staff and DIA for publication. I have copies of Coughlins documents and they are both informative and clearly delineate the canon of Poltical Islam that drives and compels Jihad among Muslim adherents. In todays Washington Times Inside the Ring column of Bill Gertz, there is disclosure of an alleged effort by an aide to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England, Hasham Islam, to have Coughlin ease up on his criticism of Islam. Why? Because Hasham Islam, is endeavoring to protect an effort by his boss, Deputy Secretary England, to reach out to the American Muslim community. This includes a meeting in Apri, 2007 with an unindicted co-conspirator cited in the recent Federal Dallas Holy Land Foundation trial, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Coughlins brief and paper are based on public citations, including the Koran, Hadiths, and legal rulings and are cast in a presentation on Political Islam and what drives the Jihadis. Some senior Joint staff officers privately agree that Coughlins briefings make sense. Unit commanders from the battalion through brigade levels with experience in both Iraq and Afghanistan who have read or heard Coughlins presentations agree with his conclusions. Apparently, Deputy Defense Secretary England hasnt had the opportunity to review Coughlins brief. But then he has Hasham Islam running interference- a bit of irony, that. Because Coughlin has gone out of his way to raise concerns about Englands meeting earlier this year with officials of the ISNA, a Muslim Brotherhood front group in the US, Hasham Islam is out to some how get Coughlin by fair means or foul.
That means that the Islamists are inside the Pentagon. But then Hasham Islam has a privileged perch in the executive or E-ring inside Englands office.
In January, 2007, Deputy Secretary England was at the Herzliya Conference in Israel, where he received the Henry M. Scoop Jackson Distinguished Service Award from the The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). In his acceptance speech entitled, Freedom is Never More Than One Generation Away From Extinction, England drew attention at one point to his outreach to the American Muslim community. He noted:
Its also not a question of religion or nationality. Ive spent some time reaching out to Muslim-American communities, who are woven in an absolutely integral way into the diverse fabric of American life. It turns out that Muslim-Americans - who come from many different national backgrounds and sects - are, on the whole, more successful economically than the average U.S. population.
This matter of possible infiltration of Islamists inside the No. 2 Defense position raises some concern about the obsessive politically correct DoD. Let us ask ourselves a question. Does the Deputy Secretary have outreach officers on his staff to Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Confucians, Hindus, BHai, Zoroastrians, Wiccans and garden variety atheists? Assuming the answer is no, then clearly he is bending over backwards to address complaints from Muslim Brotherhood front groups. Pity. He just might have to give back that Henry M. Scoop Jackson award that JINSA gave him in Israel.
Bill Gertz, Inside the Ring, The Washington Times, December 28, 2007
Here is a link with lots of info on the book:
Harkening back to the days of “even-handedness” in the administration of Jimmy Carter.
There is such a thing as listening TOO much to the “politically correct” take on things. The legacy of the infestation of the Department of Defense by agents of a foreign ideology goes on, much as it did during the days of the Cold War and before.
Only this foreign ideology is much more pernicious.
We should at least know what this Islamofascist "public official," salary paid with our tax dollars, looks like!
Maybe some one here can find a photo of him by searching Arabic sites, nothing comes up in English.
Very much appreciated. Thanks.
You got that right.
It is going to happen sooner rather than later.
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