It’s sad to see our fighting forces weakened by a politically correct leadership, who recently loosened rules about uniforms to allow beards, turbans and hijabs. Big mistake. The word “uniform” explains the purpose — to tone down individual egos to form a larger unity of the group. Emblems of specialness, particularly of a historically unfriendly belief like Islam, detract from the purpose.
Following the mass murder of 13 Americans by Muslim Col Nidal Hasan (pictured) at Fort Hood, Army Chief of Staff, General George Casey remarked, “As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well.”
General Casey must be pleased with the recent turn of events, since diversity ideology has been served, although the defense of the United States has not.
Another symptom: the trial of the Muslim mass murderer Hasan cost taxpayers nearly $5 million because of the Army’s politically correct treatment of the killer, such as the daily chopper rides for Hasan to his private office to work on the defense he didn’t want.
Note to Pentagon: if America stays out of wars in sharia-run countries, then there is no reason to recruit Arabic-speaking soldiers. Just don’t go there. A Muslim-free military would have far more cohesion than one that admits potential enemies. The IBD article posted below noted 100 suspected jihadists within the armed services, a topic reported here in 2012: FBI Investigates 100 Islamic Extremists in Military. Pacifist poser Naser Abdo plotted to kill fellow soldiers: Jihadist Soldier (US Soldier) Sentenced to Life in Prison. Michelle Malkin provides a list of others.
Mass Murderer Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to death, but that outcome won’t occur any time soon.
Below, King Jan Sobieski and his Polish cavalry fought back invading Muslim Ottomans in 1683 (image from the film Battle of Vienna). But today, the enemy is within the gates, as a result of diverse immigration.
Pentagon, McDonald’s Capitulate To Sharia Law, Investor’s Business Daily, January 29, 2014
Islamofascism: Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs. It’s a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion.
Also, the sharia-compliant regulation threatens to expand the jihadi Fifth Column that counterintelligence already is dealing with in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre. The FBI is tracking more than 100 suspected jihadists within the military.
Making special accommodations for Islam will only attract more Muslims into the military at a time when two recent terror cases highlight the ongoing danger of Muslims in uniform.
Earlier this month, a former Army soldier was sentenced to seven years in prison in a terror investigation. Craig Benedict Baxam, a Muslim convert, was said to have trained with al-Qaida’s branch in Somalia. In statements to federal agents, he justified violent jihad and vowed to fight the U.S. to defend Islamic lands.
Also this month, Homeland Security arrested an Iranian-American working for the Defense Department as a contract engineer. Mozaffar Khazaee was busted sending secret documents to Tehran.
In justifying the Pentagon’s new religious accommodations, which took effect last week, a spokesman said they would “reduce both the instances and perception of discrimination among those whose religious expressions are less familiar to the command.” The terror-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations, which lobbied for the beard exemption, cheered it as a civil rights victory.
Don’t be misled. The beard now allowed is the same beard required by all jihadists. Recall that the Fort Hood shooter insisted on wearing a beard at his trial.
The administration is pushing sharia-compliance on the private sector. Last month, it successfully sued McDonald’s over its dress code after the burger chain refused to let a Muslim worker grow a beard.
McDonald’s insisted it was an issue of hygiene and food sanitation. Yet after Shaheed Khan invoked Islam, the company buckled and agreed to allow Islamic beards and put managers through Muslim sensitivity training. It even forked over $50,000 to Khan.
What next? Will McDonald’s be forced to use only halal-butchered meat in its burgers? Will the Pentagon court-martial non-Muslim soldiers for mishandling their bunkmates’ copies of the Quran?
The left dismisses as alarmist fears about sharia law creeping into Western society. Yet the evidence is all around us.