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  • Muslims, Atheists Pressure Military to Remove Christian Speaker

    01/31/2012 11:38:13 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/31/2012 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. Military Academy pressured a retired U.S. lieutenant general to withdraw from speaking at a West Point prayer breakfast after Muslims and atheists complained, Fox News & Commentary has learned. Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin was scheduled to deliver a speech at West Point on Feb. 8. But late Monday, the military academy released a statement saying he had decided to withdraw from speaking and would be replaced with another speaker. However, a source close to the controversy told Fox News & Commentary that Boykin was pressured to withdraw. “It was very clear they wanted General Boykin to withdraw,”...
  • 'War on Satan' general pushed for top post

    04/04/2006 4:20:12 PM PDT · by radar101 · 5 replies · 379+ views
    SeatllePI.com ^ | April 4, 2006 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON -- A Senate Republican wants an Army general who drew criticism for church speeches casting the war on terrorism in religious terms to lead the U.S. special operations command. In a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Sen. George Allen, R-Va., recommended Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, now the Pentagon's deputy undersecretary for intelligence, for the post at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. The current commander, Army Gen. Bryan "Doug" Brown, is retiring. In 2003, Boykin gave speeches at evangelical Christian churches in which he painted the war on terror as a Christian fight against Satan and...
  • Report Urged Action Against General for Speeches

    03/05/2005 4:46:51 AM PST · by billorites · 12 replies · 362+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 4, 2005 | Douglas Jehl
    WASHINGTON, March 3 - The Pentagon general who likened the war against Islamic militants to a battle against Satan violated several Pentagon rules in delivering a series of speeches at religious-oriented events, according to an inspector general's report made available on Thursday. The report, issued last August but not previously released, recommended that the officer, Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin of the Army, be subjected to "appropriate corrective action." The Army said in October that it had taken action against General Boykin, but it declined to provide details or to say what rules he had violated. General Boykin, the deputy...
  • Liberals ain't got no manhood (stirring up a storm on liberal blogsites!)

    02/07/2005 7:05:02 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 705+ views
    RENEW AMERICA.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2005 | RUDY TAKALA
    Lieutenant General James Mattis recently made comments at a forum in San Diego that are now pervading the news; he said, "It's fun to shoot some people... You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them." So of course, liberals have now become frantic in their revolted outrage. As the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Nihad Awad, said, "We do not need...
  • 11 Members of Congress Sign 'Fire Boykin' Letter (Another General That CAIR and Dem's Wanted Fired)

    02/03/2005 6:43:20 PM PST · by huac · 43 replies · 1,361+ views
    Council on American-Islamic Relations ^ | September 02, 2004 | CAIR News Release
    On September 2, eleven members of Congress, led by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), submitted an official 'Dear Colleague' letter to President Bush calling on the dismissal and firing of Lt. Gen. William Boykin as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence for his anti-Muslim remarks made while in official military uniform...The other honorable signatories included Rep. James McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Martin Meehan (D-MA), Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Fortney Pete Stark (D-CA)..."
  • New Chief of Staff of the Army Comments (Notes)

    09/25/2003 5:03:57 PM PDT · by XEHRpa · 24 replies · 412+ views
    9/23/2003
    A colleague had a chance to hear the new Chief of Staff of the Army (GEN Schoomaker, Shinseki's replacement) speak (I'm not sure of the forum). He summarized the talk into a memo, which was distributed to the chain. Sorry about some of the jargon. I don't know it all myself. I can't vouch for the accuracy of the review, other than to say the source is credible. So inaccuracies, if any, are mistranscriptions, and not fabrications. Here is what it said: Subject: New CSA's Comments Some of the highlights of what the CSA said: 1. He had no idea...
  • U.S. Acts Against General Who Saw a 'Christian' War

    10/26/2004 7:24:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 821+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/04 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has taken action against Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who embarrassed the Bush administration by giving speeches in which he described the war on terrorism as a Christian battle against Satan. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody declined to give any details of the action taken in response to Boykin's remarks, which violated Pentagon (news - web sites) rules, but said it was not "significant." "I took the appropriate action based on the recommendations of the Inspector General," Cody told Reuters while attending the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army....
  • Gen. says he didn't mean to malign Islam (Boykin)

    09/16/2004 5:02:25 AM PDT · by CoolGuyVic · 4 replies · 369+ views
    Gen. says he didn't mean to malign Islam WASHINGTON -- The three-star U.S. general who made church speeches casting the war on terrorism in religious terms said Wednesday he did not mean to denigrate Islam. "I'm not anti-Islam, I'm not anti-Allah," Lt. Gen. William Boykin said in an interview broadcast on CBS' "60 Minutes." Boykin, a senior intelligence official, stirred controversy with speeches he made at evangelical Christian churches. He said that America's enemy was Satan, that God had put President Bush in the White House and that one Muslim Somali warlord was an idol-worshipper. A Pentagon investigation concluded last...
  • 11 Members of Congress Sign 'Fire Boykin' Letter (CAIR deals with the real issues)

    09/06/2004 10:16:02 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 53 replies · 1,680+ views
    C A I R ^ | 9/2/04 | CAIR
    On September 2, eleven members of Congress, led by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), submitted an official 'Dear Colleague' letter to President Bush calling on the dismissal and firing of Lt. Gen. William Boykin as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence for his anti-Muslim remarks made while in official military uniform. The letter reads, in part: "One such step…is for you to dismiss Lt. Gen. William Boykin as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. We were appalled when we learned of the comments General Boykin had made invoking religion in an inflammatory and inappropriate way while in uniform. Many of...
  • Congress Members Seek Officer's Dismissal

    09/02/2004 3:09:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/04 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - A group of congressional Democrats is asking President Bush (news - web sites) to dismiss a senior military intelligence officer who made church speeches that included inflammatory religious remarks while discussing the war on terrorism. In a letter to Bush released Thursday, Rep. Barney Frank (news, bio, voting record), D-Mass., and 10 others said action in the matter of Lt. Gen. William Boykin is long overdue, and he must be removed from his post as deputy undersecretary for defense. A Pentagon (news - web sites) investigation concluded that Boykin violated regulations by failing to make clear he was...
  • General who voiced his faith cleared on major accusations

    08/26/2004 3:13:00 PM PDT · by Dubya · 13 replies · 416+ views
    BAPTIST PRESS NEWS ^ | Aug 26, 2004 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (BP)--Army Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, who came under fire last year for comments he made about his faith to church groups, has been cleared of the most serious accusations against him, The Washington Times reported. An investigation, the newspaper reported Aug. 19, found that Boykin, an evangelical Christian, did not misuse his Army uniform, violate travel regulations nor use improper speech. The investigation did, however, find that Boykin -- a top Pentagon intelligence officer -- should have received clearance before delivering the speeches, should have told the groups that the comments were his own and should have filed...
  • Boykin violated military rules with speeches, report says

    08/20/2004 6:55:57 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 11 replies · 547+ views
    ABPNews ^ | 8/19/04 | Robert Marus
    The Pentagon's chief intelligence official violated military procedures while giving controversial religious speeches, an internal investigation has reportedly found. News organizations reported Aug. 19 that the Pentagon inspector general's office had given lawmakers a long-anticipated report on Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin. Boykin angered Muslim-Americans and many supporters of church-state separation in October, after news reports revealed comments he had made in a series of speeches to Christian groups. Among the most controversial of Boykin's statements were comments casting the war on terrorism in spiritual terms, referring to the United States as "a Christian nation," saying Muslims worshiped an "idol"...
  • U.S. General Violated Rules with 'Satan' Speeches

    08/19/2004 9:58:00 AM PDT · by formercalifornian · 11 replies · 474+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 18, 2004 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army general violated Pentagon rules by failing to properly clear speeches in which he described the war on terror as a Christian battle against Satan and should be punished, according to an inspector general's report obtained by Reuters on Wednesday. The Department of Defense's watchdog agency said Lt. Gen. William Boykin, a top-ranking intelligence officer, used official data in some of the 23 religious-oriented speeches he gave after January 2002 which should have been cleared. Boykin touched off a firestorm last October after giving speeches while in uniform in which he referred to the war...
  • U.S. General Violated Rules with 'Satan' Speeches

    08/19/2004 1:02:28 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 51 replies · 1,304+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army general violated Pentagon rules by failing to properly clear speeches in which he described the war on terror as a Christian battle against Satan and should be punished, according to an inspector general's report obtained by Reuters on Wednesday. The Department of Defense's watchdog agency said Lt. Gen. William Boykin, a top-ranking intelligence officer, used official data in some of the 23 religious-oriented speeches he gave after January 2002 which should have been cleared. Boykin touched off a firestorm last October after giving speeches while in uniform in which he referred to the war...
  • General Who Made Anti-Islam Remark Tied to POW Case

    05/11/2004 5:05:09 PM PDT · by ride the whirlwind · 37 replies · 196+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | May 11, 2004 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army general under investigation for anti-Islamic remarks has been linked by U.S. officials to the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, which experts warned could touch off new outrage overseas. A Senate hearing into the abuse of Iraqi prisoners was told on Tuesday that Lt. Gen. William Boykin, an evangelical Christian under review for saying his God was superior to that of the Muslims, briefed a top Pentagon (news - web sites) civilian official last summer on recommendations on ways military interrogators could gain more intelligence from Iraqi prisoners. Critics have suggested those recommendations amounted to a...
  • God and a Rough Man at War

    01/04/2004 2:40:15 PM PST · by Greg_99 · 4 replies · 590+ views
    Charles J. McLaughlin, Roger Carstens and Scott C. Pierce
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf--Attributed to George Orwell             Orwell surely had men like Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin in mind when he spoke those words.  Though the recent controversy surrounding Lt. Gen. Boykin’s faith-inspired remarks has died down, those who will decide Boykin’s fate should keep Orwell’s words in mind.  Although Boykin’s comments were insensitive (isn’t “rough” an antonym for “sensitive”?), they should not be cause for relief or dismissal.  Instead of calls for his firing, this general deserves respect for his continuing service...
  • Report: Clark Role Limited in Waco Conflagration

    11/29/2003 6:12:16 PM PST · by txhurl · 46 replies · 177+ views
    FNC ^ | 11/28/2003 | AP - FoxNews reporting at website
    <p>WASHINGTON — An Army division commanded by Wesley Clark supplied some of the military equipment for the government's 51-day standoff with a religious sect in Waco, Texas, and Clark's deputy, now the Army Chief of Staff, took part in a crucial Justice Department meeting five days before the siege ended in disaster, according to military records.</p>
  • Brian Haig: Gen. Boykin Is a Hero, Not a Villain

    11/14/2003 2:29:42 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 21 replies · 350+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/15/03 | Brian Eberhart
    Retired Army lieutenant colonel, popular author of “Private Sector” and news commentator Brian Haig tells NewsMax that the pillorying and investigation of beleaguered Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin is “a waste of time” as well as a tragic fate for one of the country’s greatest living warriors. Several Islamic and other groups criticized Boykin, the deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, last month when reports surfaced of comments he made during speeches at evangelical Christian churches. Among other things, Boykin said the enemy in the war on terrorism was Satan and that God had put President Bush in the White...
  • Apology to Muslims and censure of Boykin: Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Rep. John Conyers

    11/03/2003 1:27:31 PM PST · by Agitate · 73 replies · 1,495+ views
    The John Conyers Website ^ | 11/3/2003 | agitate
    Apology to Muslims and censure of Boykin: Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Rep. John Conyers Please write your congressional representative about Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Representative John Conyers (D-MI). Click here for the Congress.org link. The language concerning “religiously intolerant remarks” amounts to censorship of Christian, as well as other beliefs. The resolution is a knee-jerk reaction to Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin’s exercise of Free Speech and Freedom of Religion in his own church. Proposing such a bill is the worst kid of appeasement to a group that is aggressively intolerant to non-Muslims around the...
  • Boykin vs. Beelzebub -

    11/02/2003 10:30:32 AM PST · by UnklGene · 3 replies · 122+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 30, 2003
    Thursday, October 30, 2003 Boykin vs. Beelzebub John W. Whitehead: Should we not give the Devil his due? “The enemy that has come against our nation is a spiritual enemy. His name is Satan.”—Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, U.S. Army These words, along with others recently spoken by Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, have caused a media tremor by those who believe his remarks to be overtly religious and, thus, highly inappropriate. It is possible that much of what he said may be construed as inappropriate because of his position in the military. However, in this chaotic world filled with...
  • Military's political correctness is no way to win a war

    11/01/2003 2:03:30 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 205+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | November 1, 2003
    Is Bill Clinton still president? Consider the following: - A US army officer saves the lives of his men by forcing an Iraqi terrorist to talk before the Americans are ambushed and murdered. The US Army files a criminal assault charge against him. - One of the nation's most senior special operations generals, a Christian soldier if there ever was one, is under official investigation because he went to church in uniform and expressed his religious views. - A Muslim Brotherhood operative and al Qaeda funder established the military's Muslim chaplains corps. His group and Saudi-funded entities vet and train...
  • Boykin and the war for Muslim outreach

    11/01/2003 2:01:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 176+ views
    www.townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2003 | Diana West
    Confused over the Lt. Gen. William Boykin furor? There may come a time when the future's historians explain the controversy this way: "The 'war on terror,' later rechristened -- sorry, renamed -- the 'war for Muslim outreach,' began on Sept. 16, 2001, the day President George W. Bush carelessly spoke of a 'crusade.' His remark was heard neither as an echo of Dwight D. Eisenhower's World War II book 'Crusade in Europe,' nor as a sober pledge to avenge thousands of American dead still smoldering at Ground Zero -- victims, as Muslims on the outer reaches would reveal, of a...
  • Don't ask - Don't tell

    11/01/2003 12:55:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 146+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 11/01/03 | William Federer
    Homosexuals come out of the closet, Christians go in!If sixteen Democrats in the House of Representatives have their way, General Boykin will be censured and reassigned for sharing his faith. While silent about the Muslim "spy" chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, Democrat Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D OH), Sheila Jackson Lee (D TX) and Maxine Waters (D CA) introduced House Resolution 419, calling for, in essence, the establishment of a new military policy of "Don't Ask - Don't Tell" your faith if you are Christian. ESTABLISHING INTOLERANCEIn Islamic countries, there is an intolerance toward Judeo-Christian expression. Public execution may be one's fate for...
  • Suffering intolerance in the name of tolerance: Bill Federer defends Boykin

    10/31/2003 2:18:22 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 271+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, October 31, 2003 | William J. Federer
    Suffering intolerance in the name of tolerance Posted: October 31, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern By William J. Federer© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com In Islamic countries, there is an intolerance toward Judeo-Christian expression. Public execution may be one's fate for openly sharing faith in Christ. A "fatwah" – a call by Islamist leaders for one's death – may be made against one accused of opposing Allah. In the United States, there is an intolerance toward Judeo-Christian expression. Lt. General William G. "Jerry" Boykin is facing near public execution for sharing his faith in Christ. Indeed, the politically correct, left-leaning media, along with several Democrat presidential candidates,...
  • One general's jihad

    10/30/2003 4:50:10 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 10 replies · 170+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/30/03 | editorial
    <p>AT A TIME when one violent attack after another points up the failure of US military intelligence in Iraq to gather information about the shadowy forces mounting the assaults, the Defense Department should at least make sure that its top intelligence officer can work well with officials from Iraq and neighboring countries. But the deputy undersecretary for intelligence is Lieutenant General William Boykin, who has made a practice of slandering the Islamic faith.</p>
  • The Truth About General Boykin’s Comments on Islam

    10/30/2003 12:48:32 PM PST · by KriegerGeist · 19 replies · 545+ views
    CBN News ^ | Oct 30, 2003 | Paul Strand
    The Truth About General Boykin’s Comments on Islam By Paul StrandWashington Sr. Correspondent October 30, 2003 Chuck Holton, a former Army Ranger who has covered adventure stories for CBN, recently heard Boykin at a church service in Maryland. Holton served under Boykin in Somalia. CBN.com – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lieutenant General William Boykin is under siege for comments he made during speeches at various churches. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have criticized the decorated combat veteran for alluding to the war on terror as a religious struggle. Even the President has distanced himself from Boykin. But Boykin's defenders...
  • Liberal Democrats Call for Christian General's Censure

    10/30/2003 3:01:25 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 147+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 10/30/03 | Jeff Johnson
    Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A small group of liberal House Democrats announced a resolution Wednesday condemning remarks by a U.S. Army general that they believe were "religiously intolerant." The group is demanding that President Bush censure the frequently decorated special operations veteran and reassign him from his current position as deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and war fighting support at the Pentagon. U.S. Army Lt. Gen William Boykin can be seen in a number of videotaped speeches given in Christian churches across the U.S. expressing his personal opinions about the war on terrorism and the Islamist extremists behind the...
  • ACLU Sues Bush for White House Ramadan Feast [satire]

    10/29/2003 7:06:30 AM PST · by William McKinley · 6 replies · 164+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 10/28/03 | Scott Ott
    (2003-10-29) -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today filed suit against the Bush administration, claiming that the annual White House Ramadan feast is an "egregious breach of the separation of church and state." "This is worse than saying 'under God' during the Pledge at public school," said an unnamed ACLU spokesman. "The President himself hosted this explicitly-Muslim feast in the peoples' house -- the White House. Taxpayer dollars were used to pay for some or all of the food, the decorations, the staff. Forcing the people to pay for a religious event is unconstitutional." The traditional feast, or Iftar,...
  • President Decries General's Remarks

    10/29/2003 10:58:03 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 42 replies · 210+ views
    LATimes ^ | 10.29/03 | John Hendren
    President Bush said Tuesday that controversial remarks by Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin about Muslims and Islam do not "reflect my point of view, or the view of this administration" — sharp language from an administration that tends to circle the wagons when a member is under attack. Bush's move to distance himself from the outspoken general was the strongest administration response to date to disclosures of Boykin's frequent appearances before religious groups at which he characterized the war on terrorism as a battle between Judeo-Christian tradition and "Satan." His remarks have put the president in a difficult spot.
  • Check source of Bush's political philosophy

    10/27/2003 12:34:06 PM PST · by ShandaLear · 26 replies · 371+ views
    Seattle Post Intellegencer ^ | 10/27/2003 | Richard Curtis
    Bonnie Erbe's column "Playing into the radicals' hands" is onto something, but seemed not to make it explicit. Writing about the seemingly paranoid delusional behavior of Lt. Gen. William Boykin, she wrote, "Boykin's remarks seemed almost designed to stir up the very radicals the president is trying to quiet down." The flaw here is the assumption that because the president says he is fighting a war on terrorism, his goal is actually to reduce the incidence of terrorism in the world. That assumption is completely flawed. Bush's political ideology comes from a philosopher named Leo Strauss. Bush has said he...
  • A Christian warrior under fire (Pat Buchanan gives Gen. Boykin cover fire)

    10/27/2003 9:26:05 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 29 replies · 241+ views
    worldnet daily ^ | Oct 27, 03 | Buchanan
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Christian warrior under fire by Pat Buchanan Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, the former Delta Force commander, seems to be exactly the kind of warrior America needs to lead us in battle against the kind of fanatics we face. The general is an evangelical Christian, and from his deep Christian beliefs he derives his convictions about the character of the war we are in and his courage to fight it. But these beliefs may yet cost this splendid soldier his post at the Pentagon, where he has been put in charge of the U.S. campaign to run...
  • Boykin sparks status debate

    10/27/2003 12:02:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 221+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/27/03 | Guy Taylor
    <p>Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee "agree to disagree" over whether Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin should resign temporarily while his actions are under review, says an official close to Mr. Rumsfeld.</p>
  • A Christian Warrior Under Fire

    10/27/2003 1:43:36 AM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 113+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 10/27/03 | Pat Buchanan
    Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, the former Delta Force commander, seems to be exactly the kind of warrior America needs to lead us in battle against the kind of fanatics we face. The general is an evangelical Christian, and from his deep Christian beliefs he derives his convictions about the character of the war we are in and his courage to fight it. But these beliefs may yet cost this splendid soldier his post at the Pentagon, where he has been put in charge of the U.S. campaign to run down, capture or kill Osama bin Laden and Saddam...
  • Their Finest Hour| Religious imagery in war and Lieutenant General “Jerry” Boykin

    10/26/2003 2:05:10 AM PST · by dennisw · 4 replies · 168+ views
    littlegreenfootballs ^ | oct 25 2003 | charles johnson
    Their Finest Hour Lieutenant General “Jerry” Boykin has been battered with unprecedented criticism for his description of the War on Terror as a battle between Christianity and Satan. Most notably (and most hypocritically, for a group that promotes a fundamentalist religious agenda) CAIR is demanding his dismissal and/or reassignment, so that he can’t bring this conviction to bear against their terrorist masters.Reader Daniel A. sent me a very interesting email, pointing out that in World War II, military and political leaders frequently used strongly religious imagery and references when speaking about the conflict, and no one thought twice.For example,...
  • The Boykin Affair

    10/26/2003 5:03:58 PM PST · by RJCogburn · 28 replies · 311+ views
    Time ^ | Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003 | MARK THOMPSON
    Could the Boykin problem really have been a surprise? The remarks that landed Lieut. General William "Jerry" Boykin in so much trouble last week —his attaching a Christian mission to the war on terrorism—were part of a message he has been delivering in his dress uniform for more than a year. And one signal that these views could trip him up as the man charged with pursuing Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein came only six months ago. As Pentagon leaders were busy directing U.S. tanks into downtown Baghdad last April, Boykin planned to play host to a gathering of...
  • Put Gen. Boykin on inactive duty (Cynthia Alert)

    10/25/2003 4:47:53 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 16 replies · 252+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | October 26, 2003 | Cynthia Tucker
    Is this how the Bush White House hopes to win hearts and minds in the Islamic world? By supporting a small-minded general with a schoolboy's view that his God can beat up their God? The Bush administration's hatchet men (and women) have been quick to browbeat critics of the reckless invasion of Iraq -- questioning their patriotism and even accusing them of treason. But there has been no reprimand of Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, a high-ranking Pentagon official who has ridiculed Islam as "Satan" and dismissed Muslims as idol worshippers. Instead, defense chief Donald Rumsfeld is conducting a low-profile...
  • Flap Over General's Comments Tied to Christianity

    10/24/2003 9:07:02 AM PDT · by ppaul · 13 replies · 227+ views
    FamilyNews ^ | 10/24/03 | Keith Peters
    An Army general is under attack from the media. His offense: saying God deals in the affairs of man. Lt. General William G. Boykin, a decorated U.S. Army officer, is in trouble for remarks he made about Islam and Christianity. The media have stirred up a firestorm of criticism against Boykin, a strong evangelical Christian, who is quoted discussing a 1993 battle with a Muslim militia leader saying, "I knew my God was bigger than his." American Values President Gary Bauer called the media attack nothing less than religious persecution. "He talked about the War on Terrorism in terms of...
  • Rumsfeld Draws Republicans' Ire [Hit Piece on Rumsfeld from NY Times (Barf Alert)]

    10/24/2003 8:42:10 AM PDT · by GmbyMan · 26 replies · 118+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/24/2003 | By DOUGLAS JEHL and DAVID FIRESTONE
    Rumsfeld Draws Republicans' Ire By DOUGLAS JEHL and DAVID FIRESTONE Published: October 24, 2003 ASHINGTON, Oct. 23 — Last Friday, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and his top Democratic colleague sent a private letter to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that questioned the propriety of comments made by a top Pentagon general, William G. Boykin. Mr. Rumsfeld not only did not respond, but on Tuesday, after the chairman, Senator John W. Warner of Virginia, made the letter public, the defense secretary said he knew nothing about it. "It may be somewhere around the building," Mr. Rumsfeld...
  • General's anti-Muslim comments, and Bush's silence, speak volumes

    10/25/2003 12:47:19 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 39 replies · 224+ views
    CHICAGO SUN TIMES ^ | 10/25/03 | ALI ALARABI
    General's anti-Muslim comments, and Bush's silence, speak volumes October 25, 2003 BY ALI ALARABI Lt. Gen. William Boykin, the officer leading the hunt for Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, told evangelical Christian audiences last week that God was on the side of America's war on terrorism and said that Muslims worship an "idol." And that the Muslims' God is not a real God. I know, being a Muslim myself, that I don't worship an idol, and my God is the same God who created us all. And I don't think that God all of the sudden has taken sides...
  • Freeper Help needed

    10/25/2003 1:14:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 127+ views
    Can anyone out there point me to the verbatum text of Lt. Gen. William Boykin's speech that has all the LEFT so LOONIE? I want to shove the vile words that the author Ali Alarabi (alialarabi@suntimesmail.com) of an article in the Chicago Sun Times wrote back down his throat with the truth.
  • A Slippery Slope (Natl Review Calls for Sacking Gen. Boykin for "insubordination" then Backs Off)

    10/24/2003 12:05:55 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 2 replies · 141+ views
    PowerLineBlog.com ^ | 10/24/03 | Deacon
    National Review calls for the sacking of General Boykin for "insubordination." It compares Boykin to Douglas MacArthur, who publicly advocated attacking China, which was contrary to President Truman's policy. It also compares Boykin to Gen. Edwin Walker, who claimed (circa 1960) that the U.S. government was 60 percent under Communist control. These comparisons seem inapt. To my knowledge, Boykin has not publicly disagreed with the terms of our military engagement; nor has he claimed that the enemy has infiltrated our government. Moreover, he agrees with President Bush that the war we are waging is a war against evil, and it...
  • The general who has (gasp!) religious beliefs

    10/24/2003 11:57:54 AM PDT · by veronica · 29 replies · 270+ views
    The Seattle Times Company ^ | 10-24-03 | Collin Levey
    Everywhere we turned this week, religion was on the front burner. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was chastised by President Bush for saying that Jews run the world. The Supreme Court is preparing to decide whether the words "under God" should be excised from the Pledge of Allegiance. And a general in the Army, William Boykin, was pilloried for his comments to religious groups in Oregon and elsewhere that militant Islam has it in for the U.S. because America is a "Christian nation." When it comes to drawing outrage, Christians take the cake from Jews, Muslims and atheists nearly every...
  • Update: National Review: We didn't mean it about firing Gen. Boykin.

    10/24/2003 2:33:28 PM PDT · by Kit · 27 replies · 309+ views
    "The Corner", National Review Online ^ | 10/24/2003 | the editors
    CORRECTION ON BOYKIN [NR Editors] National Review, in the issue out today, runs an editorial paragraph that it did not mean to run. We had a debate among the editors--as we debate many things--about Gen. William Boykin, who recently made some highly provocative remarks about the war on terror. Some editors felt that he should be fired forthwith; others demurred. A draft editorial paragraph was prepared, stating the position that Boykin should be fired; at just about the last minute, we decided to withhold judgment--to see how the investigation into the general’s behavior proceeded, and to reach a conclusion then....
  • CORRECTION ON BOYKIN [NR Editors]

    10/24/2003 12:38:03 PM PDT · by veronica · 19 replies · 183+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/24/03 | NR EDITORS
    CORRECTION ON BOYKIN [NR Editors] National Review, in the issue out today, runs an editorial paragraph that it did not mean to run. We had a debate among the editors--as we debate many things--about Gen. William Boykin, who recently made some highly provocative remarks about the war on terror. Some editors felt that he should be fired forthwith; others demurred. A draft editorial paragraph was prepared, stating the position that Boykin should be fired; at just about the last minute, we decided to withhold judgment--to see how the investigation into the general’s behavior proceeded, and to reach a conclusion then....
  • Bush to clerics: Muslims aren't enemy

    10/25/2003 11:09:21 AM PDT · by wheelgunguru · 26 replies · 159+ views
    usa today ^ | 10-25-03 | richard benedetto
    <p>CANBERRA, Australia — President Bush met Wednesday with religious leaders who reminded him that much of the Muslim world views the United States and its policies with suspicion.</p> <p>On Bali in Indonesia, Islamic religious leaders told the president in a private meeting that they worry that Americans believe all Muslims are terrorists. "I wanted to make it very clear that I didn't feel that way and Americans don't feel that way," Bush told reporters later.</p>
  • The Witless Battle Over General Boykin

    10/24/2003 3:38:16 PM PDT · by jennyp · 32 replies · 375+ views
    The Objectivist Center | 10/24/2003 | David Kelley
    The Witless Battle Over General Boykin By David Kelley TOC Executive Director dskelley@objectivistcenter.org The crackle of small-arms fire you hear about General William Boykin is the sound of the latest skirmish in America’s culture wars. Boykin is the Pentagon’s head of intelligence in the war on terrorism. He is also an evangelical Christian who has told church groups that Muslim terrorists hate the United States because it is a “Christian nation,” that our real enemy is not Osama bin Laden but Satan, and that we will prevail only if “we come against them in the name of Jesus.” It gets...
  • Onward, Christian Soldier! The jihad against General Boykin

    10/25/2003 9:58:14 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 25 replies · 555+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/03/03 | David Gelernter
    LIEUTENANT GENERAL William Boykin, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and a highly decorated officer, has intimated that the United States is a Christian country and that he is, himself, a Christian. Journalists across the nation are shocked and horrified. Apparently the general has been traveling around the country speaking in churches, and has gone so far as to suggest that all religions are not equivalent and that, while he relies on his own God, the one bloody-minded terrorists praise and celebrate must be a different and a false one. Naturally he has apologized (to "those who have been offended...
  • Buchanan: A Christian warrior under fire

    10/24/2003 5:30:28 PM PDT · by Brian S · 58 replies · 652+ views
    <p>Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, the former Delta Force commander, seems to be exactly the kind of warrior America needs to lead us in battle against the kind of fanatics we face.</p> <p>The general is an evangelical Christian, and from his deep Christian beliefs he derives his convictions about the character of the war we are in, and his courage to fight it.</p>
  • General's anti-Muslim comments, and Bush's silence, speak volumes (MEGA-PROJECTILE BARFER)

    10/25/2003 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 16 replies · 251+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 25, 2003 | ALI ALARABI
    Lt. Gen. William Boykin, the officer leading the hunt for Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, told evangelical Christian audiences last week that God was on the side of America's war on terrorism and said that Muslims worship an "idol." And that the Muslims' God is not a real God. I know, being a Muslim myself, that I don't worship an idol, and my God is the same God who created us all. And I don't think that God all of the sudden has taken sides in killing and slaughter done in his name. Only people with serious delusions and...
  • Shall we silence the Christians?

    10/24/2003 10:15:32 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 28 replies · 238+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/25/03 | Wesley Pruden
    <p>Sooner or later, we're going to have to get serious about the war against terrorists.</p> <p>That means, as painful as it may be for this president or whoever follows after, to take an unflinching look at the enemy, and recognize him for who he is. We should show our own troops the respect we pay to those, such as our Saudi "allies," who only pretend to be our friends.</p>