A law firm that defends and promotes Christian heritage and
moral values says it has obtained the written evaluations of an
18-year veteran Army officer who is being disciplined for telling
the truth about Islam.
More Law Center says it has obtained evidence to prove its
contention that the Pentagon is taking its marching orders from
Islamic groups in its disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Matthew
Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy. The
highly decorated armor officer has been deployed to Bosnia, Kuwait,
and Iraq for a total of six combat tours during his career.
But Dooley was
recently condemned and relieved of a teaching assignment
because he discussed negative aspects of Islam in an elective
course entitled "Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism" at
the Joint Services Staff College (Norfolk, Virginia). TMLC has
expressed concern about a letter sent out by 57 Islamist groups to
several government agencies, including the Pentagon, demanding that
action be taken against the teaching of this course content.
Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the
Thomas More Law Center, says his firm has obtained five years of
Officer Evaluation Reports (OERs) that Dooley received prior to his
"A report indicates superb performance by a top-notch Calvary
officer," explains the attorney. "Major Matt Dooley -- this is when
he was a major -- is unquestionably among the most dedicated and
hard-working officers I have ever known."
Thompson contends Army Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey is
gripped by political correctness.
"And that is something we want to stop," he tells OneNewsNow.
"That we correct the miscarriage of justice that has occurred to
Lt. Col. Dooley, and that officers can honestly educate the people
within their command responsibility as to the true threat posed by
TMLC is considering a federal lawsuit if the case is not
resolved by administrative remedy.