Vol: 101 Issue: 20 Saturday, February 20, 2010
The American Family Association has published an article on its website calling for Muslims to be barred from military service.
Bryan Fischer, AFA’s Director of Issues Analysis, argues that the Fort Hood shootings are a signal that “It is time to stop the practice of allowing Muslims to serve in the U.S. military”:
[T]he more devout a Muslim is, the more of a threat he is to national security. Devout Muslims, who accept the teachings of the Prophet as divinely inspired, believe it is their duty to kill infidels….
Of course, most U.S. Muslims don’t shoot up their fellow soldiers. Fine. As soon as Muslims give us a foolproof way to identify their jihadis from their moderates, we’ll go back to allowing them to serve. You tell us who the ones are that we have to worry about, prove you’re right, and Muslims can once again serve. Until that day comes, we simply cannot afford the risk. You invent a jihadi-detector that works every time it’s used, and we’ll welcome you back with open arms.
This is not Islamophobia, it is Islamo-realism….
And just as Christians are taught to imitate the life of Christ, so Muslims are taught to imitate the Prophet in all things. Major Nidal Malik Hasan was simply being a good Muslim.
General George Casey, the Army’s chief of staff offered this bizarre comment at the time:
“Our diversity… is a strength. As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well.”
General Casey’s ‘diversity’ comment immediately grabbed my attention. I looked up ‘diversity’ and one of its antonyms (dictionary: “a word of opposite meaning) is “unity.”
It would be a shame if America’s military disunity became a casualty? Has everyone gone mad?
Noted Fischer in his piece:
The military is not about social engineering or diversity or multiculturalism or about proving what open-minded people we are. It’s about being ready to break things and kill people so that Americans can sleep securely in their beds at night.
The mission is too important to be compromised by enlisting possible jihadi warriors and giving them the weapons and training to gun down our own soldiers and paying them all the while.
As soldiers were deploying in Kuwait in preparation for the invasion of Iraq, Army Sgt. Asan Akbar lobbed three grenades into tents housing the 101st Airborne. One officer was killed and fifteen others were wounded.
Major Nidal Hassan’s ranting and raving about chopping off the heads of infidels was so blatant that, had he been anything OTHER than a Muslim, he would have been court-martialed.
Due to the Army’s counter-intuitive dedication to ‘diversity’ — everybody was afraid to speak up for fear of being labeled an “Islamophobe.” Instead, he was fast-tracked for promotion to major.
That’s an interesting word, ‘Islamophobe.’ It means “an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of Islam.”
One wonders if the soldiers at Fort Hood scrambling to avoid being shot by Major Hassan were exhibiting ‘unreasonable’ fear?
If the fear is ‘unreasonable’ — given the Islamic-inspired havoc and destruction that has been wreaked against innocent Americans so far — then I am at a loss for an example of what would be ‘reasonable’ fear.
Ali A. Mohamed, formerly, a major in the Egyptian army, immigrated to the U.S. in 1986 and joined the U.S. Army as a resident alien. This, despite being on a State Department terrorist watch list before securing his visa.
An avowed Islamist, he taught classes on Muslim culture to U.S. Special Forces at Fort Bragg, N.C., and obtained classified military documents. He was granted U.S. citizenship over the objections of the CIA.
He later became a member of al-Qaeda and a close associate of Osama bin Laden who was involved with the US Embassy bombings in Africa.
Semi Osman, an ethnic Lebanese born in Sierra Leone and a Seattle-based Muslim cleric, served in a naval reserve fueling unit based in Tacoma, Wash.
Osman was arrested last May as part of a federal investigation into the establishment of a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon.
John Muhammed, the Beltway Sniper served with the Army’s 84th Engineers. In an eerie parallel to the Akbar case, Muhammad is suspected of throwing a thermite grenade into a tent housing 16 of his fellow soldiers as they slept before the ground-attack phase of Gulf War I in 1991.
Hassan Abujihaad, a Muslim American sailor who cheered the terrorist attack on the USS Cole has been charged with supporting terrorism with intent to kill U.S. citizens and transmitting classified information while serving about the USS Benfold.
In January, a Muslim interpreter employed by the US Army in Afghanistan shot and killed two US service members and another civilian contractor. The Army said the killings were the result of a “disgruntled employee” and denied any linkage to Islam.
This week, there were reports of five Muslim soldiers from Fort Jackson, SC who were arrested for plotting to poison the fort’s food supply.
The five were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base called 09 Lima. The 09 Lima program is a program to train foreign-born Arabic translators on US military customs and courtesy, military regulations, and to bring their English up to speed.
Any member of 09 Lima who serves a single day in Iraq or Afghanistan earns a fast-track to American citizenship.
During the Second World War, it wasn’t bigotry to view all Nazis as potential enemies. Even members of the American Nazi Party.
During the Cold War, it wasn’t bigotry to view all Communists as a threat to liberty and freedom. Even members of the American Communist Party.
Indeed, I would submit to you that members of the American Nazi and Communist Parties were as great a threat to liberty as were the Waffen-SS or the KGB.
One might argue that it is the jihadis themselves that are enemies of the West, not Islam. That is like arguing that it was the German soldiers that were the threat to world peace in 1940, not the Nazi ideology that inspired them.
The jihadis are Islamic fundamentalists — even moderate Islamics would agree with that label — they are the ones that draw the distincition. But a religious ‘fundamentalist’ of any religion is one who strictly obeys the fundamental, or foundational teachings of that religion.
Based on his record of adherence to the fundamantals of Islam, Osama is an example of a ‘good’ Muslim, whereas an Americanized Muslim serving honorably in the US military would be viewed by fundamentalists as an apostate.
It is a testimony to the West’s willingness to embrace dhimmitude, (all the while pretending that fearing Islam is unreasonable), that merely quoting Fischer’s comments could well qualify as ‘hate speech’ in any number of jurisdictions.
Geert Wilders is on trial in the Netherlands for “inciting racial hatred” against Muslims by producing a film entitled “Fitna” about Islam’s intentions for the West.
Islam, both a religion and a political worldview, is now suddenly elevated to the status of being a ‘race’.
The Court has already ruled that the fact Wilder’s statements are demonstrably true is no defense to prosecution.
This might not be a religious war — from the perspective of the Western governments — and especially the perspective of the Obama administration.
The enemy is laboring under no such delusion. But they are certainly glad that we are.