Stop the witch-hunt, the Ayatollah of the RAF is a 'moderate!'

The Bunglawussi shrieketh:  

The Mail on Sunday report has been seized on by Pamela Geller(“Dean of RAF pilot training college is a Muslim convert, Holocaust denier, jihadist”) and by Jihad Watch where it generated the usual collection of rabid Islamophobic comments (“Would a nazi have been given such a job during WW2? So, why can a present-day equivalent of a nazi hold such a position???”).

Strange world we living in: pointing out that an enemy agent  (Dr Joel Hayward, left)  is in a high ranking position wielding influence over RAF pilots makes certain people throw hissy fits. Well then, WTF is he doing where he should not be in the first place? He should not even be allowed near the gates of the Royal Air Force college. But hey, in this sugar coated new world we don’t have enemies anymore, only future facebook friends, right?

Below is the JW report  in full:

U.K.: Head of studies at Royal Air Force training college is convert to Islam accused of preferential treatment for Muslims, Holocaust denial

His appointment probably seemed like a golden politically correct photo-op at the time. “Ayatollah of the RAF: Academic ‘university’ head is Muslim convert who claims Nazi gas chambers were British propaganda and criticises Libya air strikes,” by Ian Gallagher for the Daily Mail, August 7:

The head of studies at the Royal Air Force pilot training college is a convert to Islam who has criticised Nato air strikes on Libya in a Muslim magazine.

Dr Joel Hayward is dean of the college at Cranwell, the RAF’s equivalent of Sandhurst, and has taught many of the pilots spearheading the military operation against Colonel Gaddafi.

But, to the dismay of defence chiefs, he has cast doubt on the widely held belief that the Nato actions averted the mass killing of civilians in Benghazi. He also warned against the RAF becoming ‘the air corps of a rebel army’. […]

The latter issue is the least provocative of his views. Here is what is truly troubling:

His views and behaviour have caused disquiet among senior officers at RAFCranwell, Lincolnshire, where he is the most senior academic and taught Prince William.

In a letter to The Mail on Sunday entitled The Air Force Ayatollah, one senior officer expressed concern that Dr Hayward was focusing more on ‘Islamist activities that are nothing to do with the RAF’.

He also accused him of giving Muslim cadets preferential treatment and making other students take a ‘softly, softly line when writing about Muslim terrorists/Islamist extremists’.

Another officer claimed cadets and lecturers ‘are in fear’ of expressing anything that might be construed as anti-Muslim sentiment. ‘Anyone who fails to follow the line that Islam is a peace-loving religion is hauled into his office for re-education,’ he said.

Last night Dr Hayward said he did not ‘recognise’ the allegations.

The Mail on Sunday understands that Dr Hayward’s views have embarrassed RAF chiefs, who feel that while he is entitled to his opinions, it was unwise for him to air them in a Muslim magazine.

Conservative MP Patrick Mercer, former chairman of the Commons counter-terrorism sub-committee, said: ‘I am delighted that the dean is not restricted in what he can say, as he would be in Islamist societies.

‘However, I very much hope that his views don’t conflict with any of his professional duties when teaching Her Majesty’s officers.’

Hope, as the military adage goes, is not a method. Either there is a conflict of interest, or there isn’t, and hoping isn’t the way to make an official determination.

It is not the first time the New Zealand-born academic has attracted controversy. In 2000, he was accused of denying the Holocaust after the publication of a thesis he had written in 1993 questioning the number of Jews killed. He claimed the idea of gas chambers being used was propaganda invented by Britain, the US and Jewish lobbyists. He has since expressed remorse over the ‘mistakes I made as an inexperienced student’.

Dr Hayward has frequently challenged claims of Islamic aggressiveness. Most recently, he wrote on the subject for the Cordoba Foundation, described by David Cameron as a front for the Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood. In that article, Dr Hayward likens the prophet Mohammed’s inspirational qualities to that of Sir Winston Churchill. He said Mohammed had to go to extra lengths – just as Churchill did in the Second World War – to exhort his people to believe in victory and fight for it.

Ironic: surely he is aware of Churchill’s opinions on Muhammad’s religion.

Dr Hayward was appointed to RAF Cranwell in 2007, but was investigated the following year over complaints of ‘harassment and bullying’. It is not clear what became of the investigation. He is employed not by the RAF but by King’s College, London, which runs academic courses at Cranwell….

6 thoughts on “Stop the witch-hunt, the Ayatollah of the RAF is a 'moderate!'”

  1. Giving up his Christian heritage for Mohammed-the-mass-murdering-pedophile’s demonic cult … what a maroon.
    And what a danger it is having these death-cultists in our militaries.

  2. “Ironic: surely he is aware of Churchill’s opinions on Muhammad’s religion.”

    Yes Sheik, odd isn’t it … or more likely a bit of mohammedan taqqiya.

    ‘Churchill wrote of the Mahdi’s jihad, the succession of the Khalifa and Omdurman in a two-volume book published by Longmans in 1899. Entitled “The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of Sudan”, Churchill wrote on pages 248-250 of the second volume:
    “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. “‘

  3. Theresaj, have you got any links?

    Mike, you might like this:

    Churchill with the Sowdi Barbarian King:

    Churchill’s response to King Ibn Saud’s demand that he not drink or smoke – Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations by Richard Langworth

    Extract:King Ibn Saud

    I was the host and I said that if it was his religion that made him say such things, my religion prescribed as an absolute sacred ritual smoking cigars and drinking alcohol before, after and if need be during, all meals and the intervals between them. Complete surrender. 1945, 17 February, Lake Fayyum, Egypt (Gilbert, Life, 825)

  4. Theresa,
    If you can source any documents relating to this mans behaviour in NZ, then please send sources to Sheik (not on the open web page please).

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