Our contributor Scipio pointed out a glaring omission of mine. My failure was all the more unforgivable as I had only recently read a book on the wars between the United States and the piratical, slave-taking states of the Barbary coast. The rulers of these backward and parasitical entities , following the tenets if their religion, cited the Koran repeatedly to US officials in support of their seizures of ships and crews, and the never-ending and always-increasing demands for tribute to allow our vessels to sail unmolested.
Scipio noted that, in addition to John Paul Jones, I should have mentioned the heroes of the US naval actions of those days. It would certainly be they who are rolling over in their graves as our period of victimization and sacrifices for freedom from enslavement by Islamic pirates will be ignored, in the Naval Academy of all places. Below are links to the stories of two of our greatest naval commanders of that era whose accomplishments are being disgraced:
Hat tip to Jihad Watch.
The US military has undergone a major transformation in the content of its training courses, particularly for those geared towards commissioned officers and officer cadets/midshipmen.
The Leftist influence has up until now had more coverage. Courses that cover the evils of colonialism and paint the term "meritocracy" as a new opiate of the masses - designed by private interests to make gullible Americans think that they have a fighting chance to succeed, have become commonplace.
In the case of Islam, most military training courses have been restricted to bogus claims that the Islamic world in angry at the West for the Crusades. The serviceman, bereft of any historical learning in primary school, is taught about a blip on the radar of Christian history and left unaware of 1,400 years of far more vicious Islamic aggression. As an aside, since the Muslims won the Crusades in every instance except Spain and Portugal, they never complained about it until General Allenby brought his British forces into Jerusalem as the Ottoman Empire was collapsing. Only then did Crusades even begin to enter the Islamic lexicon as something about which to complain.
The US Naval Academy, commonly referred to by the name of the town in which it is located, Annapolis, Maryland, now has a real deal of a Muslim professor who will tell our Midshipmen (Also fresh out of primary schools and thus unaware of any significant amount of history) who will enlighten us about why we in the West are still being attacked after all these 1,400 years.
"According to promotional material, a United States Naval Academy professor is teaching on behalf of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a part of the US Muslim Brotherhood and where global Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi reportedly serves as a trustee. IIIT recently announced its Summer Students Program for 2013 to be held from May 26 – July 3. According to the IIIT announcement, one of the instructors for the program will be Professor Ermin Sinanovic, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland who will be teaching the following course titled “Muslim World Affairs”:
"This course is meant to provide students who had little or no background on the Muslim world with a basic understanding of its contemporary history, its geopolitics, its diverse cultures, languages and ethnic groups. Also, the course introduces the key issues and developments that framed the relationship between the world of Islam and the West, such as the colonial encounter, the capitalist expansion of the West, the emergence of the nation-state and its institutions, the discovery of oil in the Middle East and its implications, the communication revolution and contemporary globalization and their impact on cultures, values and life styles; and finally the US foreign policy towards the Muslim world and its implications. This course will be covered in twelve hours. Instructor: Professor Ermin Sinanovic, US Naval Academy, Maryland."
Then came WWI. The British and French tricked the Ottomans into allying with Germany and Austria-Hungary (Actually they repeatedly pleaded with them to remain neutral). Following WWI, the British and French engaged in colonialism (Only Muslims can do this).