Saturday, April 6, 2013

U.S. Army Taught That Christians Are No. 1 Extremist Threat

Recently, A Pennsylvania, U.S. Army reserve unit received training on a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief titled “Extremism and Extremist Organizations.”

Extremism and extremist organizations sound like a topic that our military men and woman need to have knowledge about.

However, this particular document appears to be extremely misguided!

The solders were told that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America – that’s right, Christians ahead of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Hamas, etc.

Catholicism, ultra-orthodox Judaism, and Mormonism are also on the list of religious extremist organizations. (See list at end)

Note: The document defines religious extremism as those having beliefs, attitudes, feelings or actions that are “far removed from the ordinary.” It then elaborates by saying that “every religion has some followers that believe that their beliefs, customs and traditions are the only ‘right way’ and that all others practicing their faith the ‘wrong way.’”

The brief also discusses the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other white supremacist organizations. A discussion of gangs, tattoos, racist acronyms and the use of numbers are also included.

The material on gangs and racist organizations reads very much like a police briefing on gang issues, however after a discussion of neo-Nazis’ in the military, they move to “Religious Extremism” which lists the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Hamas, the Nation of Islam, the Ku Klux Klan and the Christian Identity movement as examples of extremist groups.

One soldier who attended the presentation describes himself as an evangelical, told the trainer he was offended at the material and asked for a copy of the briefing. After receiving a copy, he forwarded the material to Col. (Ret.) Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.

Col. Crews had this to say,. “Men and women of faith who have served the Army faithfully for centuries shouldn’t be likened to those who have regularly threatened the peace and security of the United States. It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization. It also appears that some military entities are using definitions of ‘hate’ and ‘extreme’ from the lists of anti-Christian political organizations. That violates the apolitical stance appropriate for the military.”

”It is astounding that soldiers were taught that a key foundation of the Christian faith is now considered extreme and compared to those who want to implement Shariah law.”

“The idea of salvation being exclusively through Christ is a key doctrine of the Christian faith.

.“It is amazing that the trainer felt they had the authority and right to list evangelical Christian, Catholics and orthodox Jews alongside groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.”

The training fails to provide any incite or examples of how the dreaded evangelical Christians Catholics, Jews and/or Mormons are a danger to those serving in the military. However, it does provide a number of examples of criminal action by the less feared Muslim extremists in our military. Among them are:

• Navy petty officer Hassan Abujihad who emailed classified information to jihadists for possible attacks while serving on a destroyer.

• Ali Abdul Saoud Mohammed, who was an Army Special Forces instructor at the Special Ops Warfare School at Ft. Bragg while simultaneously being a trainer for al-Qaida and traveling overseas to fight with jihadists.

• Sgt Hasan Akbar, who killed two of his soldiers and injured 14 others at a military base in Kuwait when he threw four grenades into three tents where soldiers were sleeping; his reasoning was to prevent the killing of his fellow Muslims.

Not included, by order of the Commander-in-Chief is Maj. Nidal Hasan, who opened fire on fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” Hasan killed 13 (including a pregnant woman) and wounded 30 others.

The Army, under directions from the White House, has gone to great lengths to play down the true nature of Hasan’s attack. The Army, unbelievably, calls the attack a case of workplace violence.

The White House is so intent on covering up this blatant act of terrorism that the wounded soldiers are being denied Purple Hearts, “Because that act might deny the murdering asshole a fair trial.” Never mind that not classifying the shootings an act of terrorist denies survivors and victim’s families much needed assistance.

The Army has even warned Congress that any legislation that would label Major Hasan as a terrorist, “might deny the murdering asshole a fair trial.”

It is unfortunate that Hasan survived the wounds that ended his jihad.

It is also unfortunate that Hasan cannot receive the punishment that he deserves – If the WatchDog had his way, the terrorist Major Hasan would be painted from head to toe with pork fat, tied to a stake and shot.

It is said that the list of terrorists was provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which has claimed that groups such as the Family Research Council and other pro-family groups are hate groups and extremists.

On this matter, Col Crews said, “We’re concerned that the use of the SPLC list is not isolated,. The Army should make sure its equal opportunity officers across the military do not fall prey and use this SPLC list that identifies Christian and conservative organizations as hate groups as the basis for their briefing. Placing evangelical Christians first on the list of religious extremists speaks volumes about how the SPLC views Christianity compared to other religious groups.

This is absolutely abhorrent to all those who identify themselves as evangelical Christians in this country,” Crews said. “We know other commands have used the SPLC list in briefing soldiers about hate crimes and hate groups, but this particular briefing is the most egregious in terms of blatantly identifying evangelical Christianity as the number one extremist group in the United States.”

The material claims the number of “hate groups, extremists and anti-government organizations” has increased because of the prospect of “4 more years under a black president who many on the far right view as an enemy to their country.”

Note to the author(s) of U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief, “Extremism and Extremist Organizations.”

There are thousands of God fearing Americans that consider BO to be public enemy number 1, not because of his color but because he is a Communist that is shredding the Constitution on a daily basis. -WD

The brief goes on to state the purpose of the training is the belief that this issue “may be an indication of internal issues all services will have to face.” It advised participants that extremist organizations are inconsistent with the Army’s goals, beliefs and values regarding equal opportunity.

According to Col Crews, the Army Chief of Chaplains office told the Chaplain Alliance the training was an isolated incident and would not happen again.

Col Crews stated while he accepts the explanation, the Army needs to go further and publicly apologize to all evangelical Christians, Catholics and orthodox Jews.

“We believe the soldiers who attended this briefing should receive another class with the corrected material and the instructor should present a public apology. Evangelical Christians, Catholics and Orthodox Jews should be given an apology for having their faith called into question as extremists similar to the Muslim Brotherhood.

“We don’t want this briefing to multiply. If it is truly an isolated incident then it should be stopped right now and the instructors should be warned not to teach this material again.”

The Army could have done worse! They could have chosen the extremist list from Homeland Security.

That list puts the Military Veteran at the top of the heap!

Religious Extremist
Evangelical Christianity (U.S. / Christian)
Muslim Brotherhood (Egypt / Muslim)
Ultra-Orthodox (Israel / Judaism)
Christian Identity (U.S. / Christian)
Al Qaeda (Transnational / Islam)
Hamas (Palestinian / Islam )
Abu Sayyah (Philippines / Islam)
Ku Klux Klan (U.S. / Christian)
Sri Ram Sene (India / Hindu)
Catholicism (U.S. / Christian)
Kahane Movement (Kach / Israel / Jewish)
Army of God U.S (U.S. / Christian)
Sunni Muslims (Iraq / Islam)
Nation of Islam (U.S. / Islam)
Jewish Defense League (U.S. / Judaism)
Fundamental Church of the Latter Day Saints (U.S. / Christian)
Hutaree (U.S. / Christian)

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Foxx Lady said...

These idiots should also be reminded that they took an oath to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States.

They did not take an Oath to aid and abet a "criminal" president, regarless of his skin color!

Axe El said...

So, has the Army becomeone of Obvama's pawns?

God help us if it has!