The Pentagon has condemned a voluntary course taught at an American military college that called for "total war" against Muslims, going as far to suggest nuclear attacks on holy Islamic cities such as Mecca.
As reported by BBC News, the San Francisco Gate and The Guardian this controversial course has garnered controversy from General Martin Dempsey, the U.S. military's top military officer.
"It was just totally objectionable, against our values, and it wasn't academically sound," he said.
The courses instructor, Army Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, was quoted as saying, "They hate everything you stand for and will never coexist with you, unless you submit."
The course was also scrutinized for asserting the enemy isn't just Islamic terrorists, but Islam itself.
Reports suggest the course told students it may be necessary to obliterate the holy cities of Mecca and Medina without showing any regard for civilian lives. Mr. Dooley
even stated the Geneva Conventions governing the conduct of war are "no longer relevant."
"It is therefore time for the United States to make our true intentions clear," Dooley said. "This barbaric ideology will no longer be tolerated. Islam must change or we will facilitate its self-destruction."
This story was broken after Wired.com's Danger Room blog obtained a copy of a course material presentation which it posted online.