Skip to comments.Military Bans Bibles But Forces Soldiers to Adhere to Ramadan Rules
Posted on 06/29/2014 11:28:02 AM PDT by Nachum
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.
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As long as Americans behave like sheep they will be lions.
0b0z0’s military. He’s the Whiner-In-Chief.
If we don’t send our military to prop these islamist regimes up, then the terrorists win. Or something like that.
May I suggest an enormous pig luau at the main base gate?
Are drag shows and “tolerance” for sodomites training sessions scheduled during Ramadan in Obama’s brave new military?
September 11, 2001 really put our knuckling down to Islam into overdrive. If they ever manage to kill hundreds of thousands of us, or more, we’ll likely be required to convert to show them how diverse and tolerant we are.
We wouldn’t want Islam’s self-esteem to suffer, now would we?
Remember - when you go to work - make sure you strap some good ole’ tasty Duncan Donuts to your dash and throw extras to other commuters while you chomp away...drink coffee with a smile and cheerfully bring in large dishes of food to work that smells heavenly...because that would counter anything and everything...and if you take a cab — buy some Cinnamon buns - fresh out of the oven...and take the long way...saying out loud...uhm uhm uhm uhm...Glad I’m out of the military at this point!
They can RAM! Ramadan up where the sun don’t shine!
My son is deployed and he told me they serve pork at chow. I was surprised, but pleased. Although he misses his mom’s pork BBQ.
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In Afghanistan the main base chow hall served turkey bacon and turkey sausage. The camp where I was billeted had it’s own chow hall and the SFC traveled to Germany and purchased the food items. He brought back Bitburger Alcohol Free, Basken Robbins (gallon cartons) and Hagendas (spelling?).
He also brought back whole frozen hogs.
Being in a unit that runs under the radar has it’s perks.
Tell them to pund sand while you sip your coffee and pull on a Cig.
My son is also off of the main base. Maybe that is the difference. I know they eat a lot of locally sourced food. He figured the pork was “imported”. Maybe in the way you described. :-)
U.S. forces are not required by our government to do anything during Ramadan other than dress more conservatively and attend cultural training classes so they know how not to offend their host country.
Its the policies of Islamic businesses/restaurants and foreign governments that will probably make Americans adapt to their Ramadan practices when off-base. For example, many Islamic businesses/restaurants will be closed during daylight hours. So Americans won’t be able to purchase food during that time.
This article is yellow journalism.
God is the ultimate Authority, not Chuck and Barry.
Tell him I said thank you for his service.
If I were in this screwed-up military, I would disobey this edict and happily be court-martialed. Why do we have to suck up to these medievel cretins?
I am so damned glad that I am gone from the Army. I am so glad that I don’t have to put up with this crap. I would never tell a kid to day to go into the military. I would tell him to get a real life, that serving today you are serving a nation that has turned its back on God and is being run by a bunch of God hating liberals destined to destroy this nation and turn it over to the communists or maybe give it to Boko Harlem.
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Me, too. I’ll gladly respect their observance of Ramadan when they agree to attend mass with me and take Holy Communion. Otherwise, KMA.
Please note these restrictions are for US military personnel LIVING IN BAHRAIN.
When are Christians going to speak up.
Where is our Christian leadership.
Nothing is being done on behalf of Christians.
I feel that Christianity is in decline in America.
Pray for guidance, America is in moral decay.
WithOUT reading any comments, I call BULLSH*T. We gotta stand for something; or we stand for NOTHING. I am so fatigued by this cr*p of “political correctness!” THIS IS OUR COUNTRY. THESE ARE OUR SOLDIERS. We are a REPUBLIC based on Judeo-Christian principles and the rule of law. OMG(osh).
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as a retired Marine, I can say this...
They are ALL a bunch of pansy candy a$$. I’d rather spend time in the Brig, or anything else than adhere to a muslim “holiday”
They would have had to put my ENTIRE Unit under lock and key before one of us would have done this crap.
Not one is willing to be court martialed over this, I guess. Yes, only the pansy candy A$$ need join up these days.
I do wonder how the Prosecution would handle itself if there were someone to step up and challenge this obviously unconstitutional and unlawful situation.
Here ya go...
I’m super glad hubby is retired SCPO, base hopping got old fast.
DOD MANDATE 4/14/2014 on TRICARE LIFE, this is going to be the next big scandal. This company was already scandal plagued and should have never been awarded this Multi Billion$$ contract for all daily med scripts. We try to use base dispensary which was the other choice, and then they went out an bought scandal plagued Medco.
There is a money trail there some where, I just don’t know where to look. very cumbersome process. $2 K in meds are shoved UN PHOTO ID SIGNED for in our HOT, HUMID mail box now, instead of going to a private pharmacy. That makes dangerous drugs available to kids, teens, meth makers and just plain drug thieves. I had to have PHOT ID TO GE A LIBRARY CARD. I’ve chewed out my Fed Rep over this. Simple DOD Order to and USPS would fix this pronto.
BTW you have NO guarantee a DAW script will be DAW. And ES uses the cheapest crap generic they can purchase and will bounce those around too. Some of us are drug sensitive or need name brand because generics ARE NOT equal to some drugs.
BE sure to read the complaints it will save you some grief in the long run.
Express Scripts Accused Of Defrauding State And Consumers Out Of Millions Of Dollars
NY attorney general sues Express Scripts, Benefits firm accused of inflating prices, keeping up to $100 Million
Express Scripts Extortion Scheme Widens
Express Scripts complaints
ES Customer Service ranking
Express Scripts RIP OFF
ES buys out Medco
Senior Vets should be shot
My wife is now under Medicare and has Tricare for Life. In any bill that medicare did not pay the entire amount, I have yet to see stinking TLife pay a dime of it. And now they are saying that they will start charging us for Life. WHY? They are not paying a dime of any bills. Thankfully thus far no one has asked us to pay what Medicare did not pay for and TLife failed, refused, didn’t pay. I am nearing Medicare and Tlife, so Don’t know what that is going to mean when stinking Life starts charging us for nothing. I also use Exp Scrips for the two meds that we get on a yearly schedule. They send 90 days at a time and refill three times over the year. And the price for the 90 days seems higher than what I was paying at CVS for the same 90 days before starting using Scrips. But got a letter telling us that we had to start using scrips because they would charge me more for using CVS. Tells me this is all a stinking Dimocrat and company scam.
That DOD MANDATE declared you would pay 100% of the cost of your meds that Medicare does not usually cover unless you have part D. If you are near a base, a lot of your meds will be FREE. Even stuff like Miralax.
We are both Medicare/Tricare Life, hubby is the Ret SCPO. 74, I’m 66. The amount Tricare and Medicare pay varies from visit, meds, procedures, test. I have had 1 doctor’s visit come back with both agencies paying TWENTY EIGHT CENTS for the visit to my Gastro. We have been paying co-pays at private pharmacy we used for 30 yrs treated like family. Now it’s base dispensary, and you know the crap service you get there. ES is worse. Our scripts filled on the base, are refilled out of Pensacola takes 5 working days. I’ve been jumping all over my US Rep Fincher about the stuffing of these VERY COSTLY drugs in to my mail box UNSIGNED FOR! We do not do auto order.
My synthroid has to be name brand. I am allergic to the generic. Heck, I react to 90% of meds. I like samples before I fill a script, it tells me enough to know if I want to fill it. And yes the high end of $51 co-pay is up $10. Low end always varied by market from $5 or less and medium at $17. ES fought a year to keep from paying for my name brand Synthroid. Took sicking the US Sen on them to force their hand.
1 Transfer your medication from a retail pharmacy to safe, convenient Tricare Home Delivery and pay less out of pocket! A typical cost for a 90 day retail supply is $51 but only $13 for Home Delivery.
2 Ask your doctor about using a low cost generic that is not among the medications included in the Pilot Generics can still be filled at retail for $5
3 Transfer maintenance medications under the Pilot from retail pharmacy to a military pharmacy. Call your local military pharmacy to see if they have you medication
4 Continue to get you selected maintenance medications at a retail and pay 100% of the cost of the medication starting with your third refill.
If you refill your selected maintenance medications at a retail pharmacy after March 14, 2014 youll get letters from the Tricare Pharmacy contractor Express Scripts, Inc about switching to Home Delivery. Remember, starting with your third fill you will be responsible for 100% of the cost of the medications if you chose to continue to obtain them at a retail pharmacy.
If you have other health insurance with a prescription benefit, you do not fall under the Pilot. There will also be a process to obtain waivers on a case by case basis, due to personal need or hardship, emergency or other special circumstaces-0 such as living in a nursing home. After participating in the Pilot for 1 year you may opt out.
The Prosecution would handle it whatever way his Muslim Chief in the White said to.
To the fullest extent of the PC law is how.
God help our Country.
Islam is a war plan.
this is worth going down for, wouldn’t you agree?
Thank you, SP. I will tell him.
Don’t expect it from what’s in the military now (and I mean MOST, not ALL) some fellow Freepers got kids in the Corp now, and I pray Mama raised them right.