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Muslims, Atheists Pressure Military to Remove Christian Speaker
FoxNews.com ^ | 1/31/2012 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 01/31/2012 11:38:13 AM PST by Hunton Peck

The U.S. Military Academy pressured a retired U.S. lieutenant general to withdraw from speaking at a West Point prayer breakfast after Muslims and atheists complained, Fox News & Commentary has learned.

Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin was scheduled to deliver a speech at West Point on Feb. 8. But late Monday, the military academy released a statement saying he had decided to withdraw from speaking and would be replaced with another speaker.

However, a source close to the controversy told Fox News & Commentary that Boykin was pressured to withdraw.

“It was very clear they wanted General Boykin to withdraw,” said the source who asked not to be identified. “He asked them to rescind the invitation, but they were reluctant to do that so he said he would take them off the hook.”

Theresa Brinkerhoff, a spokesperson for West Point, told Fox News & Commentary that the U.S. Military Academy “did not decide this for him.”

“After a conversation with our chaplain, Lt. Gen. Boykin decided to withdraw,” Brinkerhoff wrote in an email.

Boykin, a former senior military intelligence officer, had been criticized for speeches he made at evangelical Christian churches where he said that American’s enemy is Satan, that God had put President Bush in the White House and that a Muslim Somali warlord was an idol-worshipper.

He later issued a written statement apologizing and said he didn’t mean to insult Islam.

However, Boykin became a target for atheists and Muslim groups. They launched a campaign to force the military to remove the retired lieutenant general from the West Point prayer event.

“Mr. Boykin’s intolerant views do a disservice to our nation’s longstanding traditions of religious freedom and pluralism and could potentially harm our country’s interests and the security of our troops overseas,” Nihad Awad, executive director of the...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antichristian; boykin; cair; christianpersecution; christianphobia; corruption; crushislam; islam; islamofascism; islamophobia; usarmy; westpoint; williamboykin
CAIR again.
1 posted on 01/31/2012 11:38:15 AM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck; All

NUTS!


2 posted on 01/31/2012 11:43:46 AM PST by Acadianus (deo vindice)
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To: Hunton Peck

Administration influence guaranteed.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 11:47:33 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Just when I think things can’t get any STOOPIDER I read something like this. Nobody better die and make me queen. I’d like in what lifetime I have left to see this country get back to it’s religious roots and make political correctness a crime punishable by death! Sheesh!


4 posted on 01/31/2012 11:49:58 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Someday, “we” need to grow some true courage and face our true enemy.

God has not given us these gifts that we should be ashamed to give him credit or hide our faith.

If we do not defend our faith, neither will God continue to shed his grace on us.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 11:50:35 AM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Acadianus

Is right! They decry intolerance ...what is this...?


6 posted on 01/31/2012 11:51:07 AM PST by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: Hunton Peck

Muslims and Commies have a common enemy. Jews and Christians.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 11:51:24 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Hunton Peck

We need to ban the most destructive force known to mankind, particularly western man over the last 1400 years ...the cancer known as Islam. What are they doing in our military anyway? Here we see a invasive force with its own constitution (embedded and implicit in Sharia) pushing our internal structures around in OUR military!

Between them and Obama we have some real problems. America needs to recognize islam for what it is! Its hardly a religion, rather, a system for world domination by backwards tribal raiders and warriors.

There should be a law withing our military... muslims not welcome!


8 posted on 01/31/2012 11:53:43 AM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Hunton Peck

No, not CAIR.

Blame LTG Boykin.

The good general should grow a pair. What kind of beliefs could he have held if he caved so easily?


9 posted on 01/31/2012 11:56:51 AM PST by O6ret
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To: Hunton Peck

He shouldn’t apologize for insulting Islam. It is reprobate and should be exposed as such.


10 posted on 01/31/2012 12:02:18 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: rockinqsranch

“Administration influence guaranteed.”

I agree.


11 posted on 01/31/2012 12:03:54 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Hunton Peck
Gen. Boykin opined that a Muslim Somali warlord was an idol-worshipper

I understand Gen. Boykin's comments can put fear into some Muslims.. and I am compassionate to a fault.

I remember the time when Americans of Japanese origin were relocated to remote areas for their own safety. (Mostly, but some who were suspected of helping Imperial Japan were held in camps.)

Some Muslims living here express great concern for their safety.. well we can do no less to protect them than we did to protect the Americans of Japanese origin -- and the sooner the better.

Keep on yanking the junk yard dogs' chains, Muhammed. That's real smart.

12 posted on 01/31/2012 12:04:08 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Leftists and communists working together? Gee where have I heard that before? I have only met and shook hands with two Generals... Sir, why didn’t you stand your ground? I do not understand why this is not addressed as Free Speech. Our continued capitulation will cost our children and grandchildren dearly.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 12:06:46 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: momincombatboots

I’m worried for my kids.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 12:08:49 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Hunton Peck

Fu***** military so PC it sucks to be in, glad I retire 31 years ago.


15 posted on 01/31/2012 12:10:41 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: O6ret

You are right. I’ve met Boykin - now I know he is a wuss with a barrel chest.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 12:15:37 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Hunton Peck

Someone, or some-thing, has to put a stop to this insanity. This is such a bitch-slap to this Republic that no one should allow it to persist.


17 posted on 01/31/2012 12:23:11 PM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Someone, or some-thing, has to put a stop to this insanity. This is such a bitch-slap to this Republic that no one should allow it to persist.


18 posted on 01/31/2012 12:23:57 PM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Hunton Peck

And the war on Christianity continues.
Remember, Rick Perry was the first to bring this to the forefront.
Too bad the establishment crucified the only true Conservative in the race.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 12:27:09 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Hunton Peck

I think they should have as a speaker that Islamic women who had her fingers chopped off by her husband because she wanted to go to college. Islamic law apparently condoned the action.

This way they can have a Muslim giving a speech...


20 posted on 01/31/2012 12:29:18 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: G Larry

What you wrote reminded me of an email I received with some links to a video lecture regarding islam. I admit so far I only watched the first two, but they were very interesting especially the part about Christians and our need to be “nice.” I definitely don’t think I will be comfortable calling anyone nice again, nor will I like being called nice. The word nice is really quite insulting and is not what God wants us to be.

http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/video/ann-barnhardt-islamic-sexuality-a-survey-of-evil-part-1-of-4

http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/video/ann-barnhardt-islamic-sexuality-a-survey-of-evil-part-2-of-4

http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/video/ann-barnhardt-islamic-sexuality-a-survey-of-evil-part-3-of-4

http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/video/ann-barnhardt-islamic-sexuality-a-survey-of-evil-part-4-of-4


21 posted on 01/31/2012 12:31:40 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Hunton Peck

Now folks, we can’t be having those Christians speaking at our prayer breakfasts, now, can we?


22 posted on 01/31/2012 12:31:55 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: G Larry

Ever think that he was heeding the words, “If no one welcomes you or listens to your words, as you leave that house or town, shake its dust off your feet.” ?

Sometimes it is not a matter of standing up and fighting. It is a matter of knowing when you have fought the fight and God has released you to move on.

We have no idea how long he pleaded his case.


23 posted on 01/31/2012 12:35:26 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: momincombatboots

Maybe he was being “nice” when he should have been bold and trusted in the Lord.


24 posted on 01/31/2012 12:36:03 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Hunton Peck

If he had stood up there calling for Jihad against Americans (like the Fort Hood shooter), this wouldn’t be an issue.


25 posted on 01/31/2012 12:40:12 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Folks remember we need to pressure them to KEEP the Christian Speaker!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE


26 posted on 01/31/2012 12:40:23 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Hunton Peck

I try to be fair. These a$$wipes make it hard.

I am a Catholic thanks to a US Army Chaplain who was Catholic. I am sane (debatable, I know) thanks to a UK Army chaplain who happened to be Muslim.

Both ran none denominational services. Just celebrating God without our differences. Both were good and godly men in any and all senses of the word, who advised, helped and hurt along with us. Fought along side us.

I know that it is the thing here to blame Muslims for any crap like this. Atheists are FAR worse.

You are attacking the wrong enemy. Muslims are the enemy of the day. Atheists mock everything you believe in.


27 posted on 01/31/2012 12:43:44 PM PST by EnglishCon
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

TMFM.


28 posted on 01/31/2012 1:03:45 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: EnglishCon

Islam and atheism worship the same false god.

Some in each group are fooled into believing otherwise. They’re the “nice” and “sincere” ones, who are capable of fooling others, who are susceptible to being fooled by such shallow qualities, and who also tend to value the equally shallow concept, “fairness”.


29 posted on 01/31/2012 1:33:37 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck
A "respectable" herd of koranimals.
30 posted on 01/31/2012 2:47:32 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Hunton Peck

I disagree.

There are honest, devout and god loving Muslims. It has been my privlege to know two of them in the course of my life. They ARE rare - but it would be dishonest of me to say they do not exist. No one said witnessing was easy. I have witnessed two. Should that offend you, so be it.

There is no such thing as an honest, devout and god loving Athiest. A person who rejects god cannot be godly. To borrow a phrase from the muslims, Atheists are haram. It is a more satisfying word than simply evil, with undertones of slime and foulness.

I han’t insult you by dictating, but you have read “The Last Battle” by C. S. Lewis.


31 posted on 01/31/2012 2:57:02 PM PST by EnglishCon
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To: Anti-Hillary

We’re not “passing through”.
We’re here for the duration and have NOT fought hard enough.
In fact we’ver rolled over and accepted the abomonation.

Time to engage more forcefully!


32 posted on 01/31/2012 3:56:14 PM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: G Larry
I don't disagree with you. If you knew me you would know that I roll over for no one. I fight the good fight. I just refrain from casting aspersions on this man since we do not know how it all went down. If he just rolled over and didn't resist, shame on him, but the article seems to indicate that he pushed back.
33 posted on 01/31/2012 4:06:41 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: EnglishCon

If all you’re saying is that Muslims can find the one, true God (after which they are no longer Muslim), then we agree. If you’re saying that Muslims can find God and remain Muslim, then we could not disagree more.

BTW, many an atheist has found God also, but not while remaining an atheist.


34 posted on 01/31/2012 7:56:48 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck
My apologies for the delay - the ping lists I am on seemed to explode last night, and, being a foolishly methodical sort, I start from the bottom up.

I have been thinking on this. How to explain, and I can not. I will try, not been a lightning rod for at least a week! (note to the Viking Kittys - hold the Zot til Friday, I am pledged to pay my share of the paulbotzap thing by then!)

The two people I mentioned, one man, one woman, walk the path of truth and right. They walk with God. Their sheer joy in life, in following God's word, in doing good works and living as a testament is inspiring. They simply happen to call God Allah. Don't know about you, but I have called God many things less complimentary.

The man is Alawi. This is a man who, by his own beliefs, risked his soul every Friday when he read from the Torah. Because some of the flock under his care needed it.
I have seen him, with my own eyes, crying because he could not give the Last Rites to a dying man, and a Catholic Chaplain couldn't make it in time. Rules suck sometimes, right?

The woman is Sunni. She is just good. There is no other way to describe her.

Basically, there are good people out there. People who follow the will of God. He speaks to us all, and someone elses path is not mine. I judge on actions, and I can no more know how God speaks to another as I can know the thoughts of a stone.

The vast majority of Muslims I know personally are not good people. Then again, I can say the same for well over half of the congregation in our church. Never met a godly Sikh and half the neighborhood is made up of them.

If someone is good and godly, I WILL testify to it. I do not care if they are Buddhist, Shinto, Muslim or even Baptist.

Sorry for the long post.

35 posted on 02/01/2012 4:56:42 AM PST by EnglishCon
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THE AVERAGE AMERICAN HASN’T A CLUE AS TO THE BILLIONS OF AMERICAN TAX PAYER DOLLARS THAT OMUSLIM HAS THROWN AWAY WHILE THREATENING TO WITHOUT SENIOR’S SS AND GUTTING THE MILITARY:

Obamas 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and passed by the full committee.
It gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/1...
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.
Read the summary from David Obeys office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.

$3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces

$400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces

Afghanistan:$1.52 billion,$86 million above the request

West Bank and Gaza:$665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza

Jordan:$250 million,$250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance

Egypt:$360 million,$310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance,$50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance

Pakistan:$1.9 billion,$591 million above the request

Iraq:$968 million,$336 million above the request

Oversight:$20 million,$13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
Lebanon:$74 million

International Food Assistance:$500 million,$200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis

Refugee Assistance:$343 million,$50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)

Disaster Assistance:$200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia

Peacekeeping:$837 million for United Nations
peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic

Department of Justice:$17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/... #

ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE AWAY NEARLY $6 MILLION OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS TO RESTORE 63 HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SITES, INCLUDING ISLAMIC MOSQUES AND MINARETS, IN 55 NATIONS. See the State Department document here.
http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/office-...

And THAT’S just the tip of the iceberg.
THIS will blow your mind!!

http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/
They should have 2010 up, but they don’t. That’s where you’ll find Obama’s largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.
.
http://www.foreignassistance.gov/DataView.aspx

charts:

http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/data/fast-facts.html

.


36 posted on 02/01/2012 5:17:26 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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