CBNNews.com - Most are aware of the global war on terror, but few are conscious of the war on thought.
When U.S. Army Reserves Major Stephen Coughlin was fired earlier this month, most attributed it to his refusal to rescind his hard stance against the Muslim ideology.
He is the Pentagon's leading authority on the Islamofascist theo-political code of Shariah, under which many Christians and Muslims alike have been persecuted for not adhering to its rigid law.
Just weeks before his abrupt dismissal, Coughlin, who served as a civilian lawyer to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was reported by unnamed Pentagon sources as having a run-in with a key aide to Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England.
Hired by England to assist with Muslim outreach, Hasham Islam "confronted Coughlin during a meeting several weeks ago when Islam sought to have Coughlin soften his views on Islamist extremism."
What did Islam want Coughlin to tone down?
Briefings prepared for the U.S. military by Coughlin meticulously chronicled what really takes place in organizations such as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
He noted its allegiance with the Muslim Brotherhood, a wing of the Islamofascist movement that supports the enforcing of the oppressive Shariah law, which is responsible for brutal religious persecution across the globe.
The ISNA's involvement in Islamic extremism is not only attested by Coughlin, but by the Justice Department, which found that it had ties with the Holy Land Foundation.
The Holy Land Foundation's status as an Islamist "charity" was revoked after 9/11, when it was charged and shut down for funding the Palestinian terrorist organization, Hamas.
Not suprisingly, Hasham Islam encouraged Pentagon outreach to ISNA, and when Coughlin denied his request to change his unfavorable analysis of the group, Islam reportedly called him "a Christian zealot with a pen."
After being stigmatized with this label, it appears that the Joint Chiefs consider Coughlin too risky to keep on board.
Considered the U.S. government's foremost authority and opponent of Shariah, Coughlin's dismissal could end up being a devastating blow against the war on terror.
Sources: The Washington Times, The Voice of the Martyrs, CBN News