US Department of Defense has just today declassified a batch of materials related to the numerous training programs on Islam the US military and law enforcement have been using in the past (see “Course Materials Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” PDF files). Some of these documents are incredibly offensive and paranoid PowerPoint presentations that have already been covered by Spencer Ackerman at Wired‘s Danger Room blog.
It appears that the author of these slides want us to be suspicious of CAIR simply for supporting due process and opposing the use of assassination as a tactic in counter-terror efforts. While there is no surrounding context for these two slides, it is doubtful that this is intended to reflect positively on CAIR. THe numerous other presentations are filled with Islamophobic stereotypes, conspiracy theories and familiar arguments that there is no such thing as a “moderate Muslim.”
Plus, one of the slides on this presentation gives us the following blunt statement: