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U.S. Army Equates Catholicism and Evangelical Christianity with al-Qaeda and Hamas
by Robert Spencer
Fox News reported last week that "the U.S. Army listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania….The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism."
The list is headed "Religious Extremism"; heading it is "Evangelical Christianity (U.S./Christian)," followed by "Ikhwan or Muslim Brotherhood (Egypt/Muslim)" and then "Ultra-Orthodox" (Israel/Judaism)," making for a politically correct trifecta of the three main monotheistic religions. Also on the list are "Al Quaeda [sic] (Transnational/Islam)'; "Hamas (Palestinian/Islamist)"; Abu Sayyah [sic] (Philippines/Islam)"; "Ku Klux Klan (U.S/Christian)"; and "Catholicism (U.S./Christian)," among others.
The list also includes "Islamophobia" as a form of "religious extremism" – apparently based on the assumption, common among Leftists, that those who oppose the global jihad and Islamic supremacism are Christian fanatics motivated only by some quest for religious one-upmanship.
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