And it did not do so out of fear of being accused of “Islamophobia.” More bitter fruit of political correctness: “Threat of jihad infiltration did not factor into U.S. Army’s screening process,” from the World Tribune, November 23 (thanks to Mackie):
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army, fearing political repercussions, refused to consider the prospect of infiltration by Al Qaida supporters.
A former senior army official told Congress that the military service drafted guidelines on a range of scenarios, including racism. But the army, despite the recruitment of thousands of Muslims, many of them converts, failed to examine prospects of infiltration by Al Qaida and other Islamists.
“Clearly we don’t have specific guidelines in dealing with jihadist extremists,” [Ret.] Gen. John Keane, former army vice chief of staff, told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
Of course not. We hardly even admit they exist.