Skip to comments.Group blasts Marine Corps for reviving 'Crusaders' name and symbols
Posted on 04/18/2012 6:42:45 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
A recent decision by the Marine Corps to reinstate "Crusaders" as the name of its Fighter Attack Squadron 122 replacing "Werewolves" and adopting the red cross of the medieval Knights Templar was blasted as unconstitutional and willfully ignorant by a civil rights group Wednesday.
"I dont know that the Marine Corps could do anything more to fuel the cause of jihad," said Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates church-state separation. "It will directly end up taking lives and maiming members of our military." Advertise | AdChoices
VMFA-122 based out of Beaufort, S.C., used the Crusaders symbol from 1958 up to 2008, when Lt. Col. William Lieblein pointed out that imagery invoking the Christian conquest and colonization of Muslims during the Middle Ages was counterproductive to U.S. soldiers based across the Arab and Islamic world.
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VMF 122! I grew up on their flightline!
“I dont know that the Marine Corps could do anything more to fuel the cause of jihad,” said Mikey Weinstein
STFU you whiny limp-wristed lib.
Weinstein is on a Crusade against Christianity and the military, and he has some aggressive defenders here at FR, few of them, but nasty ones.
It should be: Pork Eating, Mooslim Killing Crusaders
I’m a retired USAF fighter pilot type, but d*mn, I LOVE the marines.
As for that protest group...I consider them targets.
I think it's about time to call out the Jihadists be they at the NYT or in the darkest caves of Pakistan.
What the heck is “unconstitutional” about a group being able to choose what symbol they are going to use? It WAS a free country. People need to stop being such pansy babies.
The United States Marine Corp Crusaders: Our answer to jihad!
The radical muslims don’t like it when the other shoe drops. Oh well, they’ll get over it, or if they don’t, will have to dead with a bunch of pissed off Marines with a serious axe to grind. Trust me, the muslims don’t want to go down that road.
I fail to see the problem other than we don’t arm Marines with swords any longer beyond ceremonial.
Don’t knuckle under aviator Marines! I LOVE the name and logo!
Where can I write to express my support for these guys?
I knew this story would involve Mikey. What a worm.
“the Christian conquest and colonization”
How about the Christian counterattacks?
Probably something he said!
Probably something he said!
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