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THE PENTAGONíS BOW TO ISLAMIC EXTREMISM
Human Events ^ | 2/12/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim

Posted on 02/12/2014 12:11:58 PM PST by neverdem

“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,” said a recent report.

This new relaxation of rules for Muslims comes at a time when the FBI is tracking more than 100 suspected jihadi-infiltrators of the U.S. military. Just last month, Craig Benedict Baxam, a former Army soldier and convert to Islam, was sentenced to seven years in prison due to his al-Qaeda/jihadi activities. Also last month, Mozaffar Khazaee, an Iranian-American working for the Defense Department, was arrested for sending secret documents to America’s enemy, Iran.

According to a Pentagon spokesperson, the new religious accommodations—to allow Islamic beards, turbans, and hijabs—which took effect very recently, would “reduce both the instances and perception of discrimination among those whose religious expressions are less familiar to the command.”

The report concludes that, “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.”

But it’s worse than that; for not only will it attract “more Muslims,” it will attract precisely the wrong kinds of Muslims, AKA, “Islamists,” “radicals,” etc.

This is easily demonstrated by connecting the dots and understanding that Muslims who adhere to visible, non-problematic aspects of Islam—growing beards and donning hijabs—often indicate their adherence to non-visible, problematic aspects of Islam.

Consider it this way: Why do some Muslim men wear the prescribed beard and why do some Muslim women wear the prescribed hijab? Most Muslims would say they do so because Islam’s prophet Muhammad commanded them to (whether via the Koran or Hadith).

Regarding the Muslim beard, Muhammad wanted his followers to look different from “infidels,” namely Christians and Jews, so he ordered his followers to “trim closely the moustache and grow the beard.” Accordingly, all Sunni schools of law maintain that it is forbidden—a “major sin”—for men to shave their beards (unless, of course, it is part of a stratagem against the infidel, in which case it is permissible).

The question begs itself: If such Muslims meticulously follow the minor, “outer” things of Islam simply because their prophet made some utterances concerning them in the Hadith, logically speaking, does that not indicate that they also follow, or at the very least accept as legitimate, the major, “inner” themes Muhammad constantly emphasized in both the Koran and Hadith—such as enmity for and deceit of the infidel, and, when capable, perpetual jihad?

Even in the Islamic world this connection between visible indicators of Islamic piety and jihadi tendencies are well known. Back in 2011, when Islamists were dominating Egypt’s politics, secularist talk show host Amr Adib of Cairo Today mocked the then calls for a “million man beard” march with his trademark sarcasm: “This is a great endeavor! After all, a man with a beard can never be a thug, can never rape a woman in the street, can never set a church on fire, can never fight and quarrel, can never steal, and can never be dishonest!”

His sarcasm was not missed on his Egyptian viewership which knew quite well that it is precisely those Muslims who most closely follow the minutia of Muhammad—for example, by growing a beard—that are most prone to violence, deceit, and anti-infidel sentiments, all of which were also advocated by Islam’s prophet.

Speaking more seriously, Adib had added that this issue is not about growing a beard, but rather, “once you grow your beard, you give proof of your commitment and fealty to everything in Islam.”

Similarly, after Egypt’s June 30 Revolution ousted the Muslim Brotherhood, “overt signs of piety [beards and hijabs] have become all it takes to attract suspicion from security forces at Cairo checkpoints and vigilantes looking to attack Islamists.” Clubs and restaurants banned entrance to those wearing precisely these two “overt signs of piety.”

While Egyptians instinctively understand how fealty to the Muslim beard evinces fealty, or at least acceptance, to all those other problematic things Muhammad commanded, even in fuzzy Western op-eds, the connection sometimes peeks out. Consider the following excerpt from a New York Times piece titled “Behold the Mighty Beard, a Badge of Piety and Religious Belonging”:

[A]ll over the Muslim world, the full beard has come to connote piety and spiritual fervor…. Of course, the beard is only a sign of righteousness. It is no guarantor, as Mr. Zulfiqar [a Muslim interviewee] reminds us: “I recall one gentleman who came back from a trip to Pakistan and remarked to me, ‘I learned one thing: the longer the beard, the bigger the crook.’ His anticipation was people with big beards would be really honest, but he kept meeting people lying to him.”

The italicized portion speaks for itself. Whereas the Muslim beard ostensibly represents religious piety, some people, mostly Westerners, are shocked to find that those who wear it are often “crooks” and “liars.”

In Islam, however, outer signs of religiosity on the one hand, and corruption and deceit on the other, are quite compatible. After all, the same source—Islam’s prophet Muhammad, as recorded in the Hadith—that tells Muslims to grow a beard also advocates deception, the plundering of infidels, the keeping of sex slaves, adult “breast feeding,” and all sorts of other practices antithetical to Western notions of piety if not decency.

Incidentally, it’s the same with the hijab, or cloak that some Muslim women wear, also on Muhammad’s command. One reformed Islamic jihadi from Egypt accurately observes that “the proliferation of the hijab is strongly correlated with increased terrorism…. Terrorism became much more frequent in such societies as Indonesia, Egypt, Algeria, and the U.K. after the hijab became prevalent among Muslim women living in those communities.”

And so, at a time when the U.S. should at the very least be wary of those who openly wear their Islamic radicalism around their face and head—beards for males, hijabs for females—the U.S. Pentagon (of all places) is embracing them in “celebration of multiculturalism.” Where loyalty to the U.S. is most needed, the Pentagon embraces those who show that their loyalty is elsewhere (among other things, the beard and hijab are meant to separate “pure believers” from “impure infidels”).

Of course, none of this is surprising considering that the Pentagon also considers Evangelical Christians and Catholics as “extremists” on a par with al-Qaeda.


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To: neverdem

Stephen Coughlin, Part 2: Understanding the War on Terror Through Islamic Law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsArto3UVT0

This is where he cuts to the chase.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 12:38:33 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama is taking us down a road that our constitutional Republic may never recover from short of maximum resistance.

The Marxist is lawless, arrogant, unapologetic and worse yet, UNRESTRAINED.

Something's gotta give, and that something can't be OUR SIDE!

22 posted on 02/12/2014 12:40:14 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends





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23 posted on 02/12/2014 12:41:46 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson

My FRiend — we will all be at the gulag with you. In their minds, we are the traitors.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 12:44:09 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: neverdem

Sultan Obama needs his mameluks to protect him.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 12:44:42 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Zeneta

Thanks for the links. I had link that worked for his lectures. Someone zapped it.

http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p19087.xml


26 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:21 PM PST by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson
The Marxist is lawless, arrogant, unapologetic and worse yet, UNRESTRAINED.

The media has so convinced the non-thinking public that Conservatives are Marxist, while they are semi-communist.

They have successfully created only two choices, both of which are false.

After all, if the right is equated to Hitler, and they are equated to Stalin, then by fighting Hitler provides them cover.

Who would support Hitler ?

The right ?

The left has absolutely no clue that they are Fascist.

They have no clue that the difference between communism and Fascism is the other side of the same coin.

They think that these are our only choices.

27 posted on 02/12/2014 12:54:09 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: onyx

Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu. 0bama needs to read up on them.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 12:56:55 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: JimRed

This isn’t Egypt and this isn’t Pakistan. Bearded muzzies in America may think they are supreme in this world, but they are only painting a target on themselves.

“Infidels” are still the majority here, and we are armed, contrary to Shariah law.

Deus vult!


29 posted on 02/12/2014 1:06:19 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Zeneta; Jim Robinson

Thank God and Jim for Free Republic.

I know in my heart and in my brain too, that we still out number them.

I offer the states with conservative Republican Governors as my proof.

Way over half ... something like 32 and perhaps more.

I can’t remember just now, and I’m too lazy and tired to check.

Please forgive me...lol.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 1:19:33 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: LyinLibs; All

I meant “FForward TO 158 MINUTES.”

NOT 1min58sec.

(AUDIO) HOW Obama is applying NAZI (National Socialist) model to USA.

Islamists have tons of cash to throw around, plus they hate the USA too.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cfp-radio/2013/12/05/douglas-vogt-exposes-obama-forgery


31 posted on 02/12/2014 1:19:57 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: beelzepug

You mean their trial and execution?
I’m sure he’s not interested.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 1:21:53 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: neverdem

From the throne of the hero of Benghazi


33 posted on 02/12/2014 1:23:15 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: neverdem

So they are accomodating people whose sworn ideology is hatred for this country.


34 posted on 02/12/2014 1:26:32 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: onyx

You mean their trial and execution?
I’m sure he’s not interested.

At his own risk.


35 posted on 02/12/2014 1:33:32 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: beelzepug

THIS Congress won’t stop him from doing anything..


36 posted on 02/12/2014 1:34:36 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: neverdem

We are allowing Sharia Law (sp?) To take over America - we have stupid and anti - American people running this Country. We must sat NO!


37 posted on 02/12/2014 2:14:07 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: neverdem

So basically, they are saying that Muslims are beyond equal in the military. Everyone else has to wear a uniform and leave behind their differences.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 2:15:08 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: neverdem
What CRAPPOLA!
39 posted on 02/12/2014 2:42:30 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: neverdem; narses; SunkenCiv; Nachum; CPOSharky; EODGUY; MHGinTN; I want the USA back
“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,” said a recent report.

Funny thing, those mustaches and “short hair” that suddenly got cut very, very short right at the beginning of Gulf War I.

You know, right when gas attacks and chemical agents and nerve gas and biological attacks from Saddam's known sources were a “concern” ... Everybody military active duty (even stateside) got near-shaved .. to wear gas masks close fit and close-tolerance.

So, make a mandatory live-chemical gas mask exercise once a week. With chlorine or mustard gas. Not tear gas.

40 posted on 02/12/2014 3:01:19 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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