Wow. This is not good. The Department of Defense in a training brief for military reservists reportedly lists “Catholicism” alongside other examples of “religious extremism” such as Al Qaeda and Hamas.
That’s right, your taxpayer money is going towards training reservists to view Catholics as dangerous as terror groups intent on America’s destruction
The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) issued a statement on this scandal which states, in part:
The Archdiocese for the Military Services and Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty recently became aware of a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief that expressly listed “Catholicism,” “Evangelical Christianity” and other religious groups as examples of “religious extremism” alongside groups such as “Al Qaeda”, “Hamas” and the “KKK.”
The Archdiocese is astounded that Catholics were listed alongside groups that are, by their very mission and nature, violent and extremist.
The Army Chief of Chaplains office told the AMS that the training slides in question appear to have been an isolated incident and not condoned by the Department of the Army.
That should make you feel all safe, right. Except for the little fact that this is hardly an isolated incident as The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis release a 9 page report in 2009 called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” which instructed law enforcement to watch out for pro-lifers and Christians.
Once might be an anomaly. Twice? A trend.