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Will Muslim chaplains radicalize U.S. troops?
| April 24, 2008
Posted on 04/24/2008 3:16:40 AM PDT by Man50D
Fearing the radicalization of U.S. soldiers, the leader of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus has called for a government investigation of all Muslim chaplains serving in the U.S. military to determine whether they have ties to radical Islamic groups.
Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., says the Pentagon has failed to properly vet the Muslim chaplains ministering to U.S forces since it first set up its Muslim chaplain corps 15 years ago.
The military chaplains were approved by a convicted terrorism supporter who at the time headed the American Muslim Council. Abdurahman Alamoudi is now serving a 23-year prison sentence on federal terrorism charges.
The U.S. Department of Treasury in 2005 announced in a statement that "Alamoudi had a close relationship with al-Qaida and had raised money for al-Qaida in the United States."
According to Myrick, the chaplains he sponsored have not been re-screened since his sentencing.
"Alamoudi placed Muslim chaplains throughout the military. He is now in jail on charges of terrorism," she said. "The chaplains to my knowledge are still in their current positions."
Myrick added that "while there may be nothing wrong with the Muslim chaplains that he approved, it seems logical that our government would re-check the chaplains who were approved by a convicted terrorist."
In January 2007, Myrick founded the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus. The bipartisan group, with more than 120 members and headed by Myrick and Reps. Bud Cramer, D-Ala., and Jane Harman, D-Calif., was formed to allow members to meet with terrorism experts and become educated about the dangers radical Islamists pose to America.
The caucus meets twice a month and hears from terrorism experts, including Ken Pollack, Steve Emerson, Walid Phares, Gen. Anthony Zinni and Lawrence Wright.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; koran; muslims; quran
The term "radical Islam" is redundant as it is not a religion but a violent political ideology based a strcit set of law (Sharia) with the precept of subjugating, converting or destroying anyone who is not muslim.
posted on 04/24/2008 3:16:40 AM PDT
Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C..... a great choice for juan mccain’s VP!!!!
Good grief, just call it pure Islam or Islam of the Koran! No more term “radical Islam”.
posted on 04/24/2008 3:29:29 AM PDT
(A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
Will Muslim chaplains radicalize U.S. troops?
posted on 04/24/2008 3:44:15 AM PDT
(Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
Good job Representative Myrick!
posted on 04/24/2008 3:58:17 AM PDT
posted on 04/24/2008 4:24:05 AM PDT
(Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
Not only that, the military is being had. In true Islam, no one Muslim is more devout than the next. They're all supposed to be equally learned in the Koran. Even though there are Imams and prayer leaders no one man is supposed to be considered more holy than another. To put them on an equal footing with priests, Rabbis, or pastors is just wrong. Under true Islam the closest thing a Muslim holy man would equate to in other religions is a church deacon, youth leader, or lay preacher.
posted on 04/24/2008 4:49:15 AM PDT
by Hillarys Gate Cult
(The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
To: Hillarys Gate Cult
“In true Islam, no one Muslim is more devout than the next.”
That may be true WITHIN islam...but islam teaches that ALL non-muslims are inferior to ANY muslim. That is where the root of the problem lays.
posted on 04/24/2008 4:59:51 AM PDT
(No Peeing Allowed in the Gene Pool.)
She’s not even willing to seek her own seat. She’s only running off at the mouth now that she’s lame-duck.
posted on 04/24/2008 5:02:47 AM PDT
I find this more disturbing:
"The State Department plans to double the number of student visas issued to young Saudi men from 15,000 to 30,000 -- despite the fact that nearly all of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi nationals who immigrated to the U.S. on visas."
"The FBI says U.S. prisons are a top recruiting ground for al-Qaida now that it is trying to lower its Arab profile and recruit American converts."
posted on 04/24/2008 5:20:33 AM PDT
(Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
posted on 04/24/2008 6:54:38 AM PDT
Muslim chaplains...... wtf? Plant a bug, surveil the participants and throw anybody that is found to advocate conduct unbecoming, treason or acts contrary to good order and discipline to Leavenworth to make big rocks into little rocks.
posted on 04/24/2008 8:19:08 AM PDT
by Dick Vomer
(liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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