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Breaking: DoD Lumps Catholics in with Al Qaeda and KKK as Exanples of "Religious Extremism."

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.


HT The Ironic Catholic

*subhead*Extremist.*subhead*

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51 comments:

Proteios1 said...

Trend. Unless your heads in the sand, there's far too many examples tht all religions are being targeted. Most vociferously, the very Christian identity tht made this country what it is. Why? I don't really understand. But I am hesitant to pledge loyalty to a government and its agencies and departments, when they make clear attempts to distort how Christians are perceived.

Lynda said...

This has been the Government position for a very long time. Catholicism opposes their agenda, and is a major block in their establishing a docile, disarmed, diminished populace under its dictatorship. Particularly intolerable is the natural law moral philosophy upheld by the Church (at least formally). Any philosophy which supports the use of reason and critical thinking must be discredited - the masses must be unable or unwilling to think independently and organise against the evils being forced on them. The same rationale lies beneath the organised attacks on marriage, the family - natural upholder and protector of objective morality.

William Meyer said...

The Church insists that right and wrong are concrete, immutable, and absolute. How can we not be targets?

Stacey Johnson said...

While I agree completely that this is a huge problem and that it is probably not an isolated incident, saying that the "DoD lumps Catholics in with Al Qaeda..." in not entirely accurate. It would be sort of like saying that the Pope endorses clown masses because one happened at your local parish. It essentially assumes facts not in evidence. This was a presentation put together by a unit in Pennsylvania, not the DoD.

Me :) said...

Not to mention the (I believe) Huffpo piece from today reporting right wing extremist terrorism is on the rise. I'll try to find the links.

Me :) said...

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/04/opinion/bergen-right-wing-violence/index.html

Okay, it's worse. CNN. Seems like a few are reading from the same page of the handbook.

Anonymous said...

This is not an isolated incident. As fsr as CNN reading from the same playbook. Who does anyone think is writing the playbook/handbook? Surely everyone notices that all western governments are in conjunction developing the playbook(s). In France this is government policy. Just look into it.

Av8er said...

The best way progressives can push their satanic agenda is by marginalizing the Catholic Church. That objective is nearly complete. Then the enemies of truth will move in for the kill like this training suggests by lumping us Catholics in with outlaws. It is a matter of time, unless something drastic happens to turn the tide of relativism.
These people are very patient. We need more patience and perseverance. I am an 18 yr vet with 12 yrs active and 6 reserve. I also just left my gov job with DHS for a private org. This story is surprising only in that it came out too soon.

Fr Bill Peckman said...

Roman Catholicism has always been under a veil of contempt in this country. I say, "Bring it on!" These folks never seem to understand that the surest way of making the church grow in faith, holiness, and unity is to persecute her.

Steve Dalton said...
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Steve Dalton said...

If the military wishes to label all traditional religious groups as 'extremist', they will end up driving out or driving away anyone with deep convections, which is what they want anyway.

Donna M said...

.....is it true?

The Dept of Homeland Security has purchased over 1.2 billion rounds of AMMO?.....some of which, supposed to be HOLLOW POINT!?...

....greatly CONCERNED!............

.....oh well, probably just more government fodder!

Av8er said...

Rifle ammo is ball but pistol ammo is hollow point. All the ammo I've ever been issued while at DHS has been hollow point, for my pistol, except when i was at the law enforcement academy. Then it was ball, cheaper stuff. That is pretty standard.

Donna M said...

Fr Bill,
Well said!......to someone "who has" been battled tested!

...uhm....Fr Bill....it is only "fair" to tell the opposition that we "do" have extensive resources and ADVOCATES!

May I,
...PLEASE!,......be....the "STANDARD BEARER"!!!


Donna M said...

Av8er,

Thank You!....truth and honesty how refreshing!

Now,.......how to process this info?

....not looking good.........

Donna M said...

Av8er,

God Bless You!............

Thank You!,....for your commitment and service........to us!!!

....patient and listening!

Steve said...

Well, no one ever wants to view themselves as extremists, but if you look at modern Catholicism, and even modern Christianity, from an outside lens many of the beliefs and practices are very extremist. "Extremism" doesn't necessarily refer to violence, but rather the potential for something to take place. Extremism is not a bad thing, but rather a characteristic to describe the amount of passion people have for their beliefs, and that passion is evident in modern Catholic culture.

Fr Bill Peckman said...

Considering that today's first reading has Peter and John before the Sanhedrin being told not to do or say anything in the name of Jesus, and their response is a polite 'stuff it!' to the Sanhedrin...methinks that my attitude towards the powers that be is the same.

Donna M said...

After processing the latest "jaw dropping info!".

I realize that the government has gone just too far!!!........come on!......

What is this really about?.......

...oh, I know!........they must not like the RADICAL BVM, her authority, her marching orders, her rosaries and brown scapulars!........and her "foot!"!........truly frightening!

Anonymous said...

We should not be at all surprised at this coming from the Department of Defense, in light of who our current President is. He has had it in for the Church since he first took office and INHO is a radical Marxist is not an outright Communist. Look at who he admires and surrounds himself with not to mention his Administration in general. They Consider the Church to be the only thing left standing in the way of their Red Utopia

Donna M said...

.......must reply,.......hey A,

I most sincerely agree!......

Wrapping up Divine Mercy Novena today!

....read last intention, day 9.....

Bring me the souls who have become "lukewarm" and immense them in the abyss of My mercy!...

You named them!.....their indifference to graces and mercy was so offensive to Jesus,..they made HIM DISGUSTED!

Neither good nor evil, these souls made Him cry out to God, the Father, to take the bitter cup away!..........

"The graces I give them are like water running off a rock face!"......for these, I suffered the most!

Praise Jesus!, I know many!... these souls are so clueless!......yet...they still have a chance while they are breathing!....

Donna M said...

....correct phrase,

"Neither good nor bad". :(

Anonymous said...

WHY is anyone surprised? The Church has much in common with AlQueda and related organizations: Trying to ram its female-hating, misogynist religious doctrines down EVERY AMERICAN FEMALE'S THROAT; insisting that EVERY FEMALE AMERICAN ADHERE TO SAID MISOGYNISTDOCTRINES-- REGARDLESS OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT.....ANY GOOD FIRST AMENDMENT, ACLU ATTORNEY CAN POINT OUT THAT UNITARIANS, ETC DO not have toviolate THEIR First Amendment rights and adhere to blatant hatred of females...

Anonymous said...

Looks like someone's off their meds..

Anonymous said...

LOOKS LIKE THE MISOGYNIST, FEMALE HATING MALES ARE, OF COURSE, off THEIR MUCH NEEDED MEDICATIONS!

MikeAtCF said...

Anon.,

You really ought to forget about the Caps Lock key. Using it doesn't impress anyone.

Anonymous said...

LOOKS LIKE the female hating, MISOGYNISTS ARE OFF THEIR MUCH NEEDED MEDICATIONS...............!

Anonymous said...

LOOKS LIKE THE MISOGYNIST, FEMALE-HATING MALES ARE,AH, off THEIR MUCH NEEDED MEDICATIONS--YET, again!

Anonymous said...

ROFLOL!

EVERY TIME the misogynist-female hating males who PUBLISH THIS FEMALE HATING WEBSITE READ the comments of those who DO NOT support their FIRST AMENDMENT HATING, MISOGYNIST comments SAID COMMENTS ARE eliminated!
WHY!

Matthew Bifulco said...

Under ideal circumstances, this classification would be well-deserved. As it is: a misnomer.

Bobocefus Jones said...

Catholics voted for this. Over half the Catholics voted Obama, and this is Obama speaking, taking away our rights at every turn.
.
We've only ourselves to blame.

Donna M said...

..must reply to A.....6:21 am.......

.....I take exception to what you said here and what you said later!.....about the Catholic Church.............and about other people!....

(ACLU....."horses @$$es!")...in the first, "academic" degree!....only exist to come after us, Catholics!!!.......by the way......

......wouldn't/shouldn't be touting "their" credentials as "all that"!...

They have already been chewed up and spit out in "my" neck of the woods!...

PLEASE, DON'T TELL ME, Mr "A" Smarty Pants, that your one of those ignorant idiots that live by and on government decree!.....as the end all, be all!..

Sooo...what will you do?...when it fails you?....or, passes laws that it says can KILL YOU?....huh...oh what?...they don't do that?........call the ACLU???!....to reply?

Can't fix "STUPID!"....you think, some people would know better!

Anonymous said...

Actually, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS THE ONE THAT IS TRYING TO TAKE AWAY American citizens--ESPECIALLY AMERICAN FEMALE CITIZENS-- constitutional, civil AND LEGAL RIGHTS-- OVER THEIR OWN BODIES....
THE ABOVE ARE JUST STUPID ENOUGH to be reminded THAT FEMALES DO not ah, HAVE ANY SAY SO in making POLICIES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO AFFECT FEMALES-- THAT IS, FEMALES ARE LITERALLY supposed to accept CHURCH POLICIES WITHOUT any kind of ABILITY TO SAY 'NO!!!' ESPECIALLY WHEN MISOGYNIST FEMALE HATING MALES WANT TO BE ABLE TO CONSTANTLY VIOLATE AMERICAN FEMALE CITIZENS' LEGAL, CONSTITUTIONAL, CIVIL RIGHTS... AND OF COURSE, WORSE.....
NOR, OF COURSE, HAVE any OF THE ABOVE EXPLAINED JUST why THE ROMAN CHURCH MISOGYNISTS HAVE A RIGHT TO VIOLATE non-CATHOLIC AMERICAN FEMALE RIGHTS.....

AFTER ALL, A WELL EDUCATED UNITARIAN ATTORNEY knows WHEN HER/HIS CIVIL/CONSTITUTIONAL/LEGAL RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED and KNOWS WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT-- FILE A LAW SUIT-- IE, BLUNTLY, A FIRST AMENDMENT LAW SUIT!
NOT EVEN THE ABOVE IDIOTS CAN SAY THAT THE CHURCH respects THE CIVIL, LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF AMERICAN FEMALES OVER THEIR OWN BODIES!

Lynda said...

Very good parody!! Clearly exhibits the frenetic hate-filled irrationality of the anti-God, anti-reason and objective truth rabble.

Donna M said...

Mr A smarty pants,

From one woman to another,.....

When you get a wee bit older and a LOT smarter and wiser,....maybe you won't be such a prejudiced bigot!...but,

I seriously doubt it!.....

Sour and bitter in youth,
becomes rotten and rancid in old age!!!

....better find something more wholesome and good to take some fun and delight in....

...just givin' some wasted advice.

Donna M said...

Hey Lynda :)

I agree!!!

This is nonsense!... guess they pray, but to who or what?
...some of this "tripe" can't go unanswered!
.
.......God Bless You!.....Donna M

Anonymous said...

It shouldn't surprise anyone considering how, during this past election, pulpits were being used to bully us into defending our 'religious freedom' and whom to vote. the '40 days to life' and how the pro-life Catholics act, its no wonder we are considered terrorists. If the Catholics in this country toned down their rhetoric enough, then we will be the 'Love and Mercy' faith that we should be seen.

Anonymous said...

This is the result of the old communist Soviet Union Party. members of the party moved to the USA during the 60's during the freedom movements. They infiltrated the democratic party through the movement and gradually bagan to spread their radical ideas throughout the party. They posed as "liberals" to appeal to the young crowd, gradually imposing their radical beliefs on them, and making it to look like a socially sensitive and caring movement. They infected some of the more radical minded youth with communism in the 70's (Bill Ayers,etc). The core of all of this is communism mixed with the grandiose idealism of Adolf Hitler.

Anonymous said...

They already passed laws that can kill us...the NDAA. Why do you think Rand Paul filibustered 13 hours? He wanted to raise awareness to the American people about how the NDAA could be severely misused. All they have to do is label us terrorists and they are free to dispose of us. The patriot act was bad enough, but the NDAA is even worse.

Anonymous said...

Too bad babies don't have a right over their own bodies. Nobody asks them if they "want" to be murdered or not, they just do it. Too bad they don't have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They lose all three basic human rights just so somebody else doesn't have to be burdened. What if that were the case with adults? What if someone could just terminate someone's life because they found them to be a burden? Sounds a little psychopathic now, huh? (PS- I am a woman who went through a pregnancy with cancer and refused an abortion.)

Steve Dalton said...

anon. you're right about communist infiltration into the radical movements of the 60's. Many people are totally unaware of how the Red's got control or had control from the start of all the radical movements. including the civil right movement. If you try to tell the truth about King and his associates. you're branded a racist by the starry eyed naifs who adore the "Doctor".

Lynda said...

Yes, how dare those Catholic priests preach the Faith and morals given to the Church by Christ! If only they would learn to be good servants of the socialist ideology of the state and renounce the Truth and embrace the tyranny of the new All-Powerful State. Scrap the Constitution - you're a terrorist if it suits the stste's agenda to so describe you.

Donna M said...

....to the Anonymous(s)....

Love the free speech!!!!.....and understand the need for privacy!!!, between eveyone, but.......

It is like reading and getting caught up in a schizo effective nightmare!!!...

Some make sense and others are just incoherent,....so maybe try using the "reply" button to respond....and an initial....to maintain privacy and tell ya' all apart!....;)...Thank You!

Donna M said...

Lynda.....;)

You beat me to it!.....you are right!

ANY MORON could see they DECLARED WAR on the Catholic Church!....and want nothing less than SCORCHED EARTH for us! They don't play fair and they take no prisoners!

They didn't realize that some of US would defend her so prolifically!!!.....and unapologetically!!...to whatever end.......SEMPER FIDELIS!


Donna M said...

God Bless You!....Heroic Virtue!

......not anonymous,....;)

Take Care...and Thank You...HV!

Donna M said...

...because it is just ranting hate speech!

Anonymous said...

NO ONE CAN SAY THAT THE CHURCH RESPECTS THE LIFE OF A WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN RAPED/IMPREGNATED BY INCEST OR WORSE-- only that the Church DOES want a FEMALE VICTIM OF MALE CRIMINAL ACTIONS TO BE FORCED TO BEAR THE FRUIT OF MALE CRIMINALS....

NO WHERE IS THE CHURCH'S BLATANT HATRED OF FEMALES AS EVIDENT AS THE DEMANDS OF MISOGYNIST, FEMALE-HATING CLERICS/DOCTRINE THAT female victims of RAPE/INCEST AND WORSE BE LEGALLY FORCED TO BEAR THE RESULTS OF MALE CRIME.....

THANKFULLY, THE FIRST AMENDMENT ALLOWS FEMALE VICTIMS OF MALE CRIMINAL ACTIONS TO just say NO! TO THE DEMANDS OF A MISOGYNIST, FEMALE HATING INSTITUTION!

Anonymous said...

So, is it right for a person who has been abused to kill another innocent person? No. There is a thing called adoption. Many women/girls in these situations have chosen adoption. Some of them evenhad enough love in their hearts to grow an attachment to the baby and keep it. Your arguement is one of hate, not love
-the other anon

Anonymous said...

Lol. Donna, I will try to remember to sign with "-the other anon" from now on. I was paying more attention to what was being said than the names. I am doing this from my phone and don't have any of the other accounts to sign in from. For the record, I am the one who posted about the communist ties to the liberal party, the NDAA, pro-life, and about the pregnacy with cancer. Hope that clears things up a bit :)
-the other anon

Donna M said...

........O anon, ;)

Yes, I agree!....one that made absolute sense!....
......praying for spiritual healing for you as well as physical!.....and the L'il Heart you carried!..... :)

WE PRAISE AND THANK YOU JESUS!

We have others needing prayers, too!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Donna! I thought I might add that my daughter turned 9 yesterday. God has truely blessed us!
-the other anon

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