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

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