We live in a time when not every family has someone serving OR knows someone serving in our Armed Forces. So, it’s reasonable that there are many who do not know what the purpose is of the US Military. Here is the current oath of enlistment:
I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
Boiling it down, our Military takes an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution against ALL enemies foreign and domestic…and this is where their allegiance rests.
Hence lies the rub with Islam…
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What most in the West may not realize is that Islam is NOT a religion like Christianity and Judaism. Islam is a complete totalitarian system cloaked (or burqaed) in religion…which provides for its easy prayer rug ride into any Western culture…
In Islam, the state is intended to be inseparable from religious rule. Islamic law, or Sharia, is complete and not designed to coexist with or be subordinate to any other legal system. Qur’an (18:26) – “[Allah] maketh none to share in his government.”
So, what do we make of so-called moderate Muslims? Those who purport the peaceful, pre-Medina verses of the Quran (the verses written before Jews and Christians rejected Muhammed as a prophet) comprise between 0.5% – 1.0% of our US Military. Of this tiny sector, there is a disproportionate number of “moderates” who suddenly became devout, namely:
— Hasan Akbar (aka Mark Fidel Kools) who turned on his fellow soldiers, killing two and wounding 15. (2003)
–Hasan Nidal, who murdered 14 (including an unborn baby) and wounding 30 at a Fort Hood (yelling “Allahu Akbar”). (2009)
–Naser Jason Abdo, near Fort Hood, arrested with an unregistered firearm and allegedly planning to attack a restaurant frequented by soldiers from the base. (2011)
Not an encouraging snapshot of those who were formerly considered “moderate” Muslim, now devout (radical). And that’s not to mention those Muslim civilians working for the Defense Dept. The recent example is that of Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, of Yorktown, Va. He was arrested for giving an FBI undercover agent, posing as an Egyptian intelligence officer, secret documents about the new Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier while discussing how to sink the vessel with a missile. The Ford is being built in Virginia for delivery to the Navy in 2016.
A devout Muslim’s allegiance to Islam is utmost and imperative. This should be unequivocal proof that even “moderate” Muslims are unfit for US Military duty.
Unfit, if the mission is still to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. They should be considered a ticking time-bomb that needs to be deactivated.
If our Military is not safe…neither will our freedom be…
Shalom through strength…
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