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MUSLIMS IN OUR MILITARY: Can we trust them? (video)

February 20, 2010

After the cowardly Muslim Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, Americans have become aware of how different Muslims are in their belief systems, as compared with other political systems like the one we enjoy here in America, land of ‘In God We Trust’.  The recent revelation of the plot to poison the food supply by Muslim Translators  at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, has once again brought up questions of Muslim Jihadi infiltration of our military.

First of all, let’s look at the reliability of Muslims and their ability to hold to swearing an oath to protect and defend America and our Constitution.  In Islam, there is a practice known as Al-taqiyya, which deals with encouraged lying to non-Muslims:

Al-taqiyya and dissimulation are words used for a practice of Muslims blatantly lying to non-Muslims.  In Islam, salvation is determined by ‘good works’. This means that when a Muslim lies to a non-Muslim, the Muslim is doing a’good work’ to earn salvation. It is almost equivalent to a Christian accepting Jesus as his savior. One of the big differences is that a Christian only needs to accept Jesus as his savior once to become saved forever but a Muslim must do his ‘good works’ consistently and repeatedly to earn his salvation with the except of the greatest work of dying while fighting non-Muslims.

Next, here is the program  (hot link for video below–if video does not show, try this link) the Muslim Soldier-trainees are involved in at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the 09 Lima Program  (from Military Operational Specialty 09L).  These Muslims have variable English language skills and are induced to participate, in part, for the promise of fast-track American citizenship, if they serve as little as just one actual duty-day (not training).  Just before Christmas, five 09L soldiers who were part of the Arabic translation program at Fort Jackson were investigated after they were allegedly overheard discussing plans to poison food at the base.  At this point in time, three of those five Arab-language soldiers have been ‘cleared’ of wrong doing.  Keep in mind the practice of al-taqiyya, above:

For the past ten years, the military has intensified the recruitment efforts to enlist Arabic-, Farsi- and Pashtun-speaking soldiers for Middle East deployments.  The Defense Department has reported 3,409 Muslims on active duty, as of April 2008.  However, some officials said the true numbers could be as high as 12,000 Muslims in our military force of 1.4 Million personnel.

The Pentagon continues to receive reports of Muslim soldiers who expressed opposition to the U.S. military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. The soldiers  said the opposition was encouraged by Islamic clerics as well as Muslim officers such as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who warned Muslims against harming co-religionists.

As an example of  Muslim protest against our military conducting war against Islam, U. S. Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar attacked other Army personnel at a pre-deployment camp in Kuwait (2003).  It should be noted that Akbar was raised in the rough Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles and enlisted in the Army after receiving his BS in BOTH Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering degrees from University of California, Davis.  Akbar also converted to Islam as an adult (changing his name from Mark Fidel Kools):

At “… Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait, using stolen grenades and a rifle, because he was concerned that troops would kill Muslims in Iraq. They said he coolly carried out the attack on the 101st Airborne Division to achieve “maximum carnage.””

“The attack killed Capt. Christopher Seifert, 27, of the Army, and Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, of the Air Force. The 101st was preparing to move into Iraq when the attack occurred in the middle of the night on March 23, 2003.” (From The AP)

 Sgt. Hasan Akbar was found guilty of his willful and pre-meditated attack and murder of two of his comrades and the attempted murder of 14 others and sentenced to be executed.

We have to remember the November 2009  Jihadi attack that took place at Fort Hood, Texas, where Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a psychiatrist, armed himself with two pistols and lots of ammunition and attacked un-armed men and women soldiers who were standing in lines at a soldier processing location.  After yelling, “Allahu Akbar” (meaning, the Muslim God, Allah, is superior to all other Gods), Maj. Hasan began shooting into the soldiers.  I should point out that Maj. Hasan had taken advanced marksmanship training for pistols, prior to this attack that wounded 30 and killed 13 (plus an unborn, viable child).  From World Tribune.com:

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, born in the United States and alleged to have killed 13 soldiers in the army base at Fort Hood, Texas, did not identify himself as a Muslim when he enlisted. Officials said Hasan was recruited as part of a U.S. military drive to reach out to the Muslim community[?]. Officials said the Defense Department and Joint Chiefs of Staff plan to discuss an examination of the Muslim presence in the U.S. military and the threat of Al Qaida influence. They said the Congress was pressing for such a review in wake of the Nov. 5 killing of 13 U.S. troops by a Muslim officer.

Some in Congress have called for clear guidelines on allowing soldiers to express political views in the military. They said Hasan’s pro-jihad views were tolerated by officers concerned over charges of discrimination.

After the most recent U.S. Military Personnel Jihadi attack, conducted by Maj. Nidal Hasan, Senator Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and the Government Affairs Committee stated:  “I want to say very quickly we don’t know enough to say now, but there are very, very strong warning signs here that Dr. Hasan had become an Islamist extremist and, therefore, that this was a terrorist act.”

Officials acknowledged that Hasan underwent an investigation in April 2009 on suspicion that he had adopted Al Qaida doctrine of holy war against the West. They said Hasan was suspected of trying to contact Al Qaida via the Internet. (WorldTribune.com)

Patrick Poole, a counter-terrorism specialist and advisor to government and law enforcement, cautions that the military must stop dismissing warnings of Jihadist infiltration of the military service.  “Public affairs and equal opportunity officials” are too often showing a “professional ignorance” of domestic terrorism, Poole commented to Washington Times.  “My colleagues and I have been warning of jihadist threats – both external and internal – for several years.”

Poole continued, “The Pentagon has entirely ignored us, and the Ft. Hood report released last month is evidence of the culture of willful blindness that wants to pretend this threat doesn’t exist. Regardless of how the Ft. Jackson incident is resolved, it demonstrates that this threat is not going away.”

Given the deadly effectiveness of our military’s weapons systems (including artillary and fighter-bomber jets), it is extremely important that the service members be loyal to America and our Constitution.  For members of Islam, the Qur’an is the first loyalty, no law is above the Qur’an.  It is doctrine that through Al-taqiyya, that Muslims will lie with a clear conscience (this fools the polygraph machine) to non-Muslims to further the cause of Islam, that includes swearing oaths.

In the final analysis, I do not know how Muslims in the military can be trusted completely.  Their first obligation to serve the political ideology of Islam.   From Senator Joseph Lieberman:  “”If [Maj.] Hasan was showing signs, saying to people that he had become an Islamist extremist, the U.S. Army has to have zero tolerance. He should have been gone.”  There it is.  Why does our President ignore this threat to our safety?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Betsy Ross 2 permalink
    February 20, 2010 3:58 pm

    Thank you for your upmost interesting army article. Sounds like our COUNTRYMEN are not safe any place in this world. WE have to keep our military safe, defending our COUNTRY. NO MUSLIMS in the military. With BO being “muslim” and wanting to destroy this COUNTRY, what are WE to do? We need change in our current government. Get rid of these people that follow BO.

  2. notamisandrist permalink
    February 23, 2010 1:15 pm

    Thank you for your research uncovering what PC lamestream media, politicians, and apparently, military leaders have tried to keep under wraps. There have been so many incidents and they are never given any sort of expose treatment. Just in 2009 alone, besides the two you mentioned (Ft. Hood slaughter and this food poisoning cover-up), there was the killing of one and wounding of another Army recruiter by a Muslim jihadist angry at the military for fighting Muslims. There was the arrest of Muslims plotting to blow up subways in NYC. There was the arrest of a Muslim plotting to blow up a building in TX. There were the five American Islamists who went off to Yemen to train for jihad. And these are just a few off the top of my head. Today, it’s reported that ICE is looking for 280 Somalians connected with the terrorist group al shabaab who illegally entered this country through Mexico with the help of a Virginian Islamist who has confessed to authorities. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Feds-can_t-find-270-Somalis-they-say-Va_-man-illegally-helped-come-to-U_S_-84799152.html

    It looks as though the horror of jihadists within our military is much less horrific than the horror of being labeled islamophobic, the horror of demotions and the horror of Marx Stream Media scorn. How many incidents will it take for the realities of Islamic jihad on our shores and in our military be taken seriously? When someone openly professes fidelity to an ideology which is in direct conflict with our own, especially in a time of war, is it wise to allow them access to our soldiers, our weapons capabilites, our strategies and plans? Did the military allow avowed Communists in their ranks during the cold war, or even now? Why would the military allow adherents of another form of totalitarianism, Islam, in their ranks? With taquiyah and the lack of “individual” in Islam, taking “oaths” of allegiance are meaningless. The military and politicians need to get over their fears of being labeled islamophobic and see Islam for what it is. Islam is showing the rest of us plain as day what it is, an ideology of complete subjugation…or death

  3. Amanda permalink
    March 5, 2010 12:31 am

    What is amazing about these incidents is that the media and our political leaders are lost (because of political correctness) in the semantics of what to call the terrorists rather than the most important fact – OUR MILITARY HAS BEEN INFILTRATED!!!!!

  4. mark permalink
    March 13, 2010 1:13 am

    Firstly, the narartor of this article should get his facts right, perhaps it would be a good idea for you to attend DLI before you begin translating arabic, a language that is been around centuries before this country was formed, as have muslims. “Allah Akbar” directly translated simply means “God is Great”. Islam followed correctly encourages peace and friendship and does even come close to the communist dictatorships which weren’t really that far worse than the so called democracy in the US.

    Secondly, with the exception of the alleged plot by the 09L soldiers, the remaining individuals were in fact Americans born to American Parents who had for their beliefs converted to Islam and should not be classified as typical muslims. Contrary to US Senetors and congressmen whos allegience seems to be tied to financial gains and pet projects, the guys who have enlisted in 09L and those civilians who have assisted US military in Iraq and Afghanistan, have been very loyal and determined to fight insurgency. You should be thankful, if it weren’t for their cooperation, there would have been far more 9/11 attacks in this country.

    Lastly, let’s look at who is really to blame for all this chaos. You think these so called terrorists just woke up one day and decided to kill Americans for no reason at all? How naive, President Bush and Bush junior and their administration are largely responsible for the attacks on US Soldiers, Civilians and cities. The US faced no credible threat before invading Iraq, which was all orchestrated to remove Sadam and shift the scales of power further into the hands on the US. Paradoxically, the US created Sadam and supplied him with all the arsenal including chemical weapons to start the war with Iran. Sadam killed millions of innocent civilians under instructions from this “In God We Trust” government which should have been hung with Sadam. This policy, like others before it in Vietnam and Korea failed, and the US turned towards other plots that would lead to the same shift in power leading to the invasion of Iraq. The first Gulf war was carried out at the request of the Kuwaitis in exchange for oil and money followed by the second with the sole purpose of a regieme change not freedom, democracy or threat to US. The politicians secretly cut a deal with high ranking iraqi military officials to lay their arms when US atacked in return for a future in the “new iraq”. Of course, nobody should trust a word that comes out of the politicians mouths and as you’d expect, they went back on their promises, disasembled the Iraqi Army and placed bounties on their leaders heads so that they could have complete control over the country and its wealth which the US has extorted since 1996. The US created al qaida single handedly and in the process has killed hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children when in fact 9/11 had absolutely nothing to do with Iraq and everything to do with Saudi Arabia, a country the US refers to as an ally which literally owns 12% of this country. The military should have attacked Saudi Arabia which harbours and trains al qaida is strickly against the western culture and values. Bin Laden’s family lived here and were escorted outside the US for protection from any possible concequences by the previous administration and G.W. Bush was having tea with the Saudi Ambassardor at the white house the night of 9/11 and you have the audacity to questions the soldiers who have put their lives on line to protect naive individuals like yourself.

    The US government and military should be ashamed of its policies, inhumane attrocities and carnage it has cause for the last 50 years. The largest state sponsor of terrorism and tyrany happens to be the Unites States most cherished ally, Israel, yet we do not see the military blazing there with the tanks and aircraft carriers. This whole thing is nothing to do with freedom, democracy, the protection of the US Citizens or the lives of US soldiers, but a front for the sickening greed of those in power in Washington, the oil companies, and financial institutions such as the Bank of America and Goldman Sachs who profit from war.

  5. March 13, 2010 5:45 am

    Mark:

    Thank you for taking the time to come to this site and read this article and formulate your well-crafted comment. Below, I have addressed the several issues that you have brought to our attention, point by point, as individual comments on our part in order to keep things clear for you and for other readers, as well.

    First, regarding ‘Allahu Akbar’: There are 99 names of God and Allah is the most comprehensive of those names. ‘Allahu Akbar’ clearly means ‘the God known as Allah, is the greatest’.

    There is dispute about whether the Islamic ‘God’ is the same ‘God’ to which the Bible refers and the same ‘God’ that is worshipped by the Jews (Yahweh). The Qur’an and supporting works show that Allah is a monotheistic being (no ‘Holy Trinity’) and is said (by Muslims) to be the ‘original’ God. Since our article is not intended as an archeological piece, dealing with the polytheistic background of the pre-Muhammad Arabian Peninsula people and the many Gods (Idols) they worshipped, we have clarified the language and provided additional background for your continued research of this subject matter. As you can see, it is not a mere translation issue that we did have correct in the article.

    The takbīr or takbeer (تَكْبِير) is the Arabic name for the phrase Allāhu Akbar (الله أكبر). Usually translated “God is [the] greatest,” it is a common Islamic Arabic expression, used as both an informal expression of faith and as a formal declaration. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takbir)

    In Islam, God, known in Arabic as Allah, is the all-powerful and all knowing Creator, Sustainer, Ordainer, and Judge of the universe.[1][2] Islam puts a heavy emphasis on the conceptualization of God as strictly singular (tawhid).[3] God is unique (wahid) and inherently one (ahad), all-merciful and omnipotent.[4] According to tradition there are 99 Names of God (al-asma al-husna lit. meaning: “The best names”) each of which evoke a distinct characteristic of God.[5][6] All these names refer to Allah, the supreme and all-comprehensive divine name.[7] Among the 99 names of God, the most famous and most frequent of these names are “the Compassionate” (al-rahman) and “the Merciful” (al-rahim).[5][6]
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_in_Islam)

  6. March 13, 2010 8:01 am

    Mark:
    Your second point seems to revolve around the loyalty of those in the 09L program and the “fact” (as you claim) that Hassan Akbar and Nidal Hasan are “Americans born to American Parents who had for their beliefs converted to Islam and should not be classified as typical muslims”, your words in quotes.

    We will examine the two Muslims we named in the article, beginning with Hassan Karim Akbar. Akbar was born in 1971 in Los Angeles, California, under the name, Mark Fidel Kools. In 1974, Mark’s father (John Kools) converted to Islam while he was in jail on gang-related charges and changed his name to John Akbar. Soon after John Akbar’s release from jail, John Akbar converted his whole family to Islam. The very young Mark Fidel Kools was renamed Hassan Karim Akbar by his mother, after she remarried. Hassan Akbar was raised as a Muslim from young childhood.

    While a student at Davis University in California, Hassan Akbar was already showing signs of his hatred of America. As early as 1992, when Hassan was just 21 years old, he was on the record as saying, “I made a promise that if I am not able to achieve success because of some Caucasians, I will kill as many of them as possible”, as recorded in his diary. In 1996, Hassan wrote, ” “destroying America was my plan as a child, and as a juvenile and in college. Destroying America is my greatest goal”. Another diary entry dated 1997, Hassan Akbar wrote – “My life will not be complete unless America is destroyed.” Clearly, Hassan Akbar hated America from an early age.

    Next, we will look at Nidal Malik Hasan, the second name in our article. Nidal Hasan was born in Arlington, Virginia to immigrated Jordanian Muslim parents, who lived in al-Bireh in the West Bank, just prior to their coming to America. Nidal Hassan was born and raised Muslim his entire life.

    Mark, you are wrong about lumping both of these men into your statement about both being ‘converts’ to Islam, it is simply not true.

    Both Hassan Akbar and Nidal Hasan were taught Islam from the Qur’an and there is only one word of Allah. While Hassan Akbar grew to hate Caucasians, there is no record of racism in Nidal Hasan’s background. Had it not been for Nidal Hasan’s Jihadi Murder spree, he could have been classified as a ‘typical’ Muslim in America, raised by Muslim parents (with a life time of studying Islam).

    America’s successes fighting Muslim terrorism is not solely based on the 09L Program. Muslims do not like non-Muslims in their countries but tolerate Americans there only for as long as they need us (‘The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend’). Our ability to electronically intercept Jihadi chatter from various media is a larger aspect of getting information. The 09L MOS soldiers provide a good face-to-face interface on the ground in the Muslim countries and that is very helpful toward America’s success, not the primary reason for no more 9/11-type attacks in America, as you claimed.

    • mark permalink
      March 13, 2010 2:55 pm

      Dear Sir:

      In this instance, I happen to agree with most of your comments. As far as Allah Akbar is concerned and you have stated yourself, God is reffered to by one of the 99 names and in the same the people can devise different meanings from these and related words. I was merely trying to explain that only a minority of muslims (of the stricter sects) would say that their God is greater than all other and the majority of muslims respect the Bible and acknowledge Jesus as a Prophet. My personal view is that religion is the root chaos regardless of whther you are a muslim, christian or Jewish…lots of wars have been fought because of religions and innocent people murdered in the name of God.

      I am not contesting that the soldiers you are referring to were brought up as muslims, but that they were actually americans not immigrants like most of the soldiers in 09L. Moreover, I think it would naive to accuse all muslims as extremists, the wide majority of muslims are good people trying to make a living to feed their families and have no interest in those idiots who use islam as a weapon to murder innocent people and give the rest of the muslims a bad name. You come across dillusioned people like major Hassan everywhere and I would differeniate his actions from those who have gone on killings sprees across schools and shopping malls. There are people from all backgrounds that you can trust and those you would not of course and I think the bigger question here is do the US Citizens trust their government and their statements. Leaving asided the false pretences they fed to the entire country and the world for invading Iraq, the government cannot even be trusted with the economy. They bailed out all the huge banks and corporations that write big fat cheques for election campaigns and channel money into the pockets of senetaors and congressmen.

      Lastly, I was not insinuating that 09L is soley responsible for any success the military has had abroad or at home, but that the majority of these soldiers (minus the few in the alleged poisoning case) have good intetions and prove effective in the fight against terrorism. We shouldn’t forget that most of these soldiers want an end put to the chaos in Iraq and Afghanistan and have lost loved ones to either as casualties to US military, winded up in prison, or been killedd by the extremists/jihadists. They just want a better future for their country and the promise of a better, safer life in the lland of the free.
      Somewhere along the line this country has forgotten what it stood for and how it was build and replaced it with greed. This country fought the British which was an empire built upon looting, extortion, lies, deceit and murder and what we have done for the last decade is not far from this very thing this nation fought against to gain independence. There is more than enough oil in this land to fuel this country for centuries, and we should go back to the ways of the old America, the great nation that was built by hard working individuals, honest businessmen, manufacturing, farmers and scientist and etc. Let others sort out their own problems, the US should not be there to police the world (selectively).

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