This reads like exactly the sort of propaganda that Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America have been putting out, comparing Muslim terrorists to Thomas Paine and George Washington.
The tolerance guide for Air Force students on recognizing extremism uses Southern Poverty Law Center information as a guide, which tells you where this is going.
Under Hate Groups it lists Neo-Confederate that “celebrate Southern culture” and “generally share the goals of preserving Confederate monuments, honoring the Confederate battle flag, and lauding what is judged to be Southern culture.”
There is no mention of Islam.
In the intro to “Extremist Ideologies”, it states, “In U.S. history,there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.”
If this is the position of the new military, then why even bother defending an America created by extremists?
The guide lists Nationalism as a motivating ideology, but under Religion it perversely defines it only as intolerance based on religion. That neatly avoids having to deal with Islam.
This is how the guide describes the Oklahoma City Bombing
On April 19, 1995, a massive truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people,including 19 children, and injuring over 500 others. Timothy McVeigh was convicted for this crime, putting a spotlight on a militia movement seeking to retaliate against the U.S. government for its handling of the Seventh-Day Adventist cult near Waco, Texas.
This is how it describes September 11
On September 11, 2001,a series of coordinated attacks on America by al-Qaeda followers who hijacked planes and crashed them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon left 2,974 people dead.
There is no mention of what the motivating ideology of the terrorists was… in a section dedicated to extremist ideologies.