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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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1 posted on 02/12/2014 12:11:58 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

2 posted on 02/12/2014 12:13:25 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

We have come to the parting of the way...


3 posted on 02/12/2014 12:15:25 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: neverdem

If we wait too long Churchill’s dire warning is going to apply.

They get to put all their pieces in place to attack us, and we’re doing nothing.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 12:15:40 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Travis McGee

This is a real charley foxtrot.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 12:18:03 PM PST by miele man
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To: Travis McGee

He’s a TRAITOR!!!!


6 posted on 02/12/2014 12:19:40 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: neverdem

For some background I recommend watching this series of videos.

Stephen Coughlin, Part 1: Lectures on National Security & Counterterror Analysis (Introduction)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhZe7eZK4dw


7 posted on 02/12/2014 12:20:59 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: neverdem

When will this insanity stop?


8 posted on 02/12/2014 12:22:07 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: neverdem; onyx; JustAmy; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; STARWISE; ...
Obama is taking us down a road that our constitutional Republic may never recover from short of maximum resistance.

Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God!

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Of course, our fascist wannabe dictator may send me to the gulags for the dastardly crime of quoting from our founding document.

9 posted on 02/12/2014 12:23:11 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: neverdem

So Orthodox Jews will now be allowed to wear sidelocks and yarmulkes?

Yeah, didn’t think so.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 12:23:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: neverdem
Everything the 0bama administration has done to the military will end badly.

5.56mm

11 posted on 02/12/2014 12:23:34 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: neverdem

Once the military allowed the open practice of sodomy all bets were off.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 12:25:22 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: FReepers

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“We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.” Theodore Roosevelt

13 posted on 02/12/2014 12:26:02 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: neverdem

Unintended consequence: Now our troops can know who to not turn their back on.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 12:26:55 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: neverdem

(AUDIO) FForward to 1:58.
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


15 posted on 02/12/2014 12:28:39 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: neverdem

This is disgusting and despicable. Obama has never served in the U.S. military, and it’s obvious that his loyalties lie elsewhere.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 12:29:25 PM PST by grundle
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To: Travis McGee

Fire the entire uniformed services and contract for mercenaries to fill the defense needs of this territory which was once known as “the United States of America”.

The Current Regime now squatting in the White Hut does not deserve the respect and support of those honorable servicemen that signed up and took an oath to defend the flag of that nation known as “the United States of America”, and the republic for which it once stood.

Of course, these “Tonton Macoutes” would not be terribly concerned with the civil liberties of those residents still within the boundaries of that territory once known as “the United States of America”.


17 posted on 02/12/2014 12:30:15 PM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: neverdem

The New York Yankees wouldn’t allow the beards.

I never thought I would admire The Yankees.:-)

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18 posted on 02/12/2014 12:30:22 PM PST by Mears
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To: Travis McGee

That’s brilliant - putting those two quotes together!


19 posted on 02/12/2014 12:32:33 PM PST by grundle
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To: Jim Robinson

If he decides to do that—we’ll ALL go with you!

They’ll wish they never heard of FR—LOL!


20 posted on 02/12/2014 12:38:07 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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