Skip to comments.Military Bans Bibles But Forces Soldiers to Adhere to Islamic Practices During Ramadan
Posted on 06/29/2014 2:13:24 AM PDT by markomalley
Its an Obama world.
The US Air Force kicked Christian Gideons volunteers off base in March.
The Bibles were too offensive and violated the separation of church and state rule.
But US military personnel are expected to adhere Islamic practices during Ramadan.
Stars and Stripes reported:
U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. Its one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Officials expect Ramadan to begin at sunrise on Saturday, depending on when the new moon is sighted. The holy month lasts for approximately 30 days until about July 28. For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a month of fasting and devotion to God. Most Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, when families gather for Iftar the meal that breaks the fast.
For the 8,200 U.S. personnel living here, and those serving throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility including servicemembers, civilian personnel, contractors and family members the month may require changing some daily routines.
Businesses and government offices will reduce hours and most restaurants will be closed during daylight hours.
While not required to fast during Ramadan, in Bahrain, Americans can be fined or detained by local authorities for eating, drinking or smoking in public when off-base during daylight hours.
Navy officials are requiring U.S. personnel to dress more conservatively off-base during Ramadan. Although not a requirement by Bahraini authorities, the Navy is demanding that men wear long-sleeved shirts and women wear sleeved blouses that cover their elbows. Also, men must wear long trousers, and women should wear pants or skirts that cover the knees.
A little misleading....they should state right off the bat that this applies to US personnel IN AN Islamic country.
That changes the context quite a bit from what is in the title of the article.
I wonder if one of their objectives, is programming a force, to fire on American civilians? Muslims, and Muslim sympathizers will. Who knows for sure?
If they don't have the balls to tell the upper cadre to stuff it, and risk whatever may come from the locals ... what kind of 'warrior' ARE they ?
Listen to the youtube footage of our guys fighting .. mf'ing mf'er, you f'ing damned .. (etc) while casings fall into the vehicle.
THAT guy says 'yes sir, I'll be a priss while in town ... ???
No WONDER they ice themselves when they get home.
This is a new brand of genocide ... like Satan that doesn't touch a man, but entices him to sin .... our warriors are never really intentionally put into a hopeless, suicidal position (ala VietNam ... don't get me started ... ), but the psychological mess that's created ....
Agreed. You’re in another country, you are subject to their laws - even if you do think they are utterly bizarre. Frankly I’m surprised these kinds of guidelines and restrictions were not already in force.
Christian Resolutions to be presented any where a vote can be taken - Resolved - that this is a Christian City, County, State and Nation.
the pos, poseur, Liar in chief has not one redeeming value.
You claiming that churches on “Islamic” soil are also forced to go against their beliefs?
Did our soldiers adhere to the third Reich neopagan crap during WWII?
“Ramadan is a month of fasting and devotion to God.”
Ramadan is a month of fasting and devotion to ALLAH.
Yes, there IS a difference.
THIS is DIRECTLY opposed to our Constitution’s “...Freedom OF religion, free excercise thereof...”
Since when can the U.S. government, or ANY U.S. employer FORCE it’s work force to participate in religious practices???
If I remember correctly, the U.S. Navy always reserved the right to tell us, exactly what we could or could not wear off base in any foreign country. I was in Bahrain in the early 90’s, pretty much the same rules were in force then.
This is hardly late breaking news.
There you go, ruining a number of rants!
I agree. When you are off base in a foreign country, there are some things that are dictated by simple security. In Bahrain you don’t stare at the ladies all in black. It angers the natives. That’s just the way it is.
If I ate a pork BBQ sammich in public, with the juices running down my face and all over my hands, would they come within 10 feet of me?
Of course they would probably stone me.
And it sounds like it’s for the protection of our service men and women from these whackos who think it’s awful to eat in public.
It’s more than a little misleading. U.S. forces are not required by our government to do anything other than dress more conservatively.
It’s the policies of Islamic businesses and restaurants and foreign governments that will probably make Americans adapt when off-base.
The world has gone insane. That's what we get for having a Muslim president.
Good Grief! Display some common sense here!
When I was in Egypt fall of 2011, common sense told me that I needed to wear pants or long skirt to cover legs and long sleeved shirt and when in crowded street in non-tourist area, to cover my blonde hair with a scarf and my blue eyes with sunglasses, and to not look any men in the face or speak to them (shop-keepers were exceptions).
It was NOT because I wanted to submit to their religion, it was simply a common sense move for protection. Think of it a a sort of camouflage so as to not draw attention to myself.
don’t forget to let your dog lick your fingers. Muzzis hate canines, which only proves they are mans best friend.