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(The Patriot Post) - If Western civilization falls, one of the root causes will be political correctness. Sadly, even the Pentagon is now infected. Major Stephen Coughlin, a lawyer and reserve military intelligence officer, is the Pentagon’s sole specialist on Islamic law, providing senior military officers with information on Islamic jihad doctrine. Considering that we are in fact fighting jihadis, that’s not a bad idea. If you recall, one of the initial—and valid—criticisms of the U.S. military after we went on the offensive was that we knew little to nothing about the enemy we were fighting. Unfortunately, Major Coughlin’s contract with the military ends in March because he has hurt the PC sensibilities of a key aide to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. The name of that key aide? Why, it’s Commander Hesham Islam, an Egyptian-born Muslim. Commander Islam has confronted Major Coughlin and told him to “soften his views of Islamist extremism,” and the PC crowd at the Pentagon is willing to go along and throw Major Coughlin under the PC bus. No doubt the message will be received by others, who may now think twice before speaking the truth about Islam. So, Commander Islam (shudder) now dictates what our military leaders will hear about our jihadi enemies. Sheer stupidity.