Lt. Colonel Matthew Dooley’s Class on Radical Islam Jeopardized His Career-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:


This is a forwarded email saying that the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam & Terrorism in the U.S. has been rebuked and released from his teaching responsibilities because of complaints from several American Islamic groups.

The Truth:

Lt. Colonel Matthew Dooley is a highly rated armor officer who saw combat in Iraq.  Last year he began teaching a class on the dangers of radical Islam to fellow officers and was rebuked and relieved from teaching by U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey following written complaints from American Islamic groups.   This according to an October 14, 2012 article in the Washington Times.

The article said that General Dempsey, “the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, publicly excoriated Col. Dooley’s training materials as being unfair to Islam and ‘academically irresponsible.’”

According to an October 5, 2012 article by Fox News Dooley received a negative Officer Evaluation Report following the General’s criticism.   Such a negative report weighs heavy on promotion in the military and the 22 year decorated veteran has sought help to overturn the report from the national nonprofit public interest law firm, Thomas More Law Center.

Richard Thompson of the Thomas More Law center told reporters that Dooley had a “brilliant career ahead of him.”   He added, “Now, he has been flagged.”

This eRumor went viral in late May, 2013 and TruthOrFiction.Com will be following the progress on Dooley’s appeal,   We will post additional findings here when we get them.

Posted 6/1/13

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. He had 19 years of service and experience, and was considered one of the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam & Terrorism.

He taught military students about the situations they would encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and explained the mindset of Islamic extremists. Passing down first hand knowledge and experience, and teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by the the Joint Forces Staff College. The course “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” ,which was suggested and approved by the Joint Forces Staff College, caught the attention of several Islamic Groups, and they wanted to make an example of him.

They collectively wrote a letter expressing their outrage, and the Pro-Islamic Obama Administration was all too happy to assist. The letter was passed to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey. Dempsey publicly degraded and reprimanded Dooley, and Dooley received a negative Officer Evaluation Report almost immediately (which he had aced for the past 5 years). He was relieved of teaching duties, and his career has been red-flagged.

“He had a brilliant career ahead of him. Now, he has been flagged.” – Richard Thompson, Thomas More Law Center

“All US military Combatant Commands, Services, the National Guard Bureau, and Joint Chiefs are under Dempsey’s Muslim Brotherhood-dictated order to ensure that henceforth, no US military course will ever again teach truth about Islam that the jihadist enemy finds offensive ,or just too informative.” – Former CIA agent Claire M. Lopez (about Lt. Col Dooley)

The Obama Administration has demonstrated lightning speed to dismiss Military brass that does not conform to it’s agenda, and not surprisingly, nobody is speaking up for Lt. Col. Dooley.


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