Posted on August 23, 2010 by btx3
American soldiers come in all colors, they can be from anywhere and are a cross section of the peoples from all of the varied places Americans come from…
American Muslim Soldiers at Prayers
Inside the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Chapel, a female Air Force sergeant unlaced her combat boots, set them under the pews and slipped her black veil around her hair and over her camouflaged uniform.
The men pushed back the altar for Christian services to make room for their large green prayer rugs; then they moved the podium from one side of the room to the other so that the congregation would be facing Mecca.
“Allah akhbar,” called out Ali Mohammed, a contractor who works at the Pentagon, raising his hands to his face as he chanted the call to prayer. While politicians and others across the country in an election year debate the propriety of building a Muslim center, including a mosque, two blocks from the former World Trade Center site in New York, there’s no sign of such debate at the Pentagon.
Instead, about 400 worshipers, including Muslims, attend prayer services every week in the chapel, a non-denominational facility built over the rubble left behind when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon.
Opponents of the New York mosque say it would be disrespectful of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, to allow Muslims to pray near the World Trade Center site.
That’s never been an issue at the Pentagon, where 125 people who worked there died that day. Muslims have been praying at the Pentagon’s chapel since 2002, gathering every day at 2 p.m. around the time of the second of five prayers Muslims are supposed to offer daily. Continue reading
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Posted on January 20, 2010 by btx3
This one from Maddow on how one company is printing Bible verses on scopes utilized by the US Military and given to our Muslim allies to combat Islamic extremists…
This one reminds me of a lesson the British learned in India, near 150 years ago in 1857 during the first Indian Liberation War. The Pattern 1853 Rifle issued Indian Troops fighting for the British was a muzzle loading gun typical of the time. Because the modern brass cartridge had not been invented yet – the powder and bullet were packed in a paper tube together as a expedient to loading the rifle quickly. The paper was coated with a fat to prevent the paper cartridge from getting wet, rendering it useless. To load the gun, the soldier bit off the end of the cartridge, and poured it’s contents down the barrel. This same rifle, as well as this type of paper cartridge was used extensively during the American Civil War until it was displaced by cartridge based designs.
Hindus are vegetarian, and Muslims do not eat pork. Almost immediately upon the issue of the rifles rumors swirled as to the origin of the fat. British officers were largely unsympathetic to the religious sensitivities of their Indian troops…
The result was The Indian “rebellion” of 1857.
The Obama Administration needs to cancel the contract with Trijicon, and ban them from further Federal business.
They are killing our people, for their own religious vanity.
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