Good riddance to treasonous rubbish. Score one for the blogs. Andrew Bostom reports Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England’s Muslim Dragoman Heshie Islam appears to be getting the gate, but is Major Coughlin’s erstwhile new appointment within DOD also in jeopardy—the latter due to the machinations of Eric S. Edelman, undersecretary of defense for policy ?
Back story here: Pentagon Islamic Infiltration
Embattled Muslim aide to leave Pentagon job WND Daily
Hesham Islam's 'resume didn't add up,' official says
In a stunning turn of events, a high-level Muslim military aide blamed for costing an intelligence contractor his job will step down from his own Pentagon post, WND has learned.
Meanwhile, his rival, Maj. Stephen Coughlin, a leading authority on Islamic war doctrine, may stay in the Pentagon, moving from the office of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the office of the secretary of defense. However, sources say a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey is trying to block his new contract.
The top Pentagon aide, Egyptian-born Hesham H. Islam, came under a cloud of suspicion after reports raised doubt about his resume and contacts he had made with radical Muslims. He is expected to leave the government next month, officials say.
Islam and Coughlin recently quarreled over intelligence briefings Coughlin presented showing a close connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism. Coughlin's contract with the Joint Chiefs, which ends in March, was not renewed.
But as a result of the ensuing firestorm that played out in the conservative press – led by Washington Times Pentagon reporter Bill Gertz – Islam was put under a microscope, and questions were raised regarding his background.