Diary

Preparing troops for battle.

So this week TheBoyPresident™ goes to West Point to address the men who are going to be among the leaders of our Army in the next generation. If you watched the speech you could arguably make the case that they probably don’t trust him a whole lot based on the looks on the faces of the officers sitting behind him on the dais and the reports circulating from relatives of the graduates about the very specific orders the graduates were given about making sure their reception was appropriately “warm”.

Given that the bulk of the speech was given over to lying about his predecessor and attempting to justify sending significantly less than half of the troops the field commander requested while letting the terrorists know that if they could just hold out in the caves a tad longer they wouldn’t have to worry about the US military desecrating their country, I can understand why a bright young man who is about to put his butt on the line might be concerned about the quality, the commitment and the intentions of the civilian leadership under which he serves.

Yesterday Andy McCarthy wrote in NRO about TBP™’s priorities for our military and their training.

It’s been brought to my attention by several reliable sources that the Defense Department has brought Louay Safi to Fort Hood as an instructor, and that he has been lecturing on Islam to our troops in Fort Hood who are about to deploy to Afghanistan. Safi is a top official of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and served as research director at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).

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ISNA was identified by the Justice Department at the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing conspiracy trial as an unindicted co-conspirator. The defendants at that trial were convicted of funding Hamas to the tune of millions of dollars. This should have come as no surprise. ISNA is the Muslim Brotherhood’s umbrella entity for Islamist organizations in the United States. It was established in 1981 to enable Muslims in North America “to adopt Islam as a complete way of life” — i.e., to further the Brotherhood’s strategy of establishing enclaves in the West that are governed by sharia. As I detailed in an essay for the April 20 edition of NR, the Brotherhood’s rally-cry remains, to this day, “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Koran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” The Brotherhood’s spiritual guide, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who issued a fatwa in 2004 calling for attacks on American forces in Afghanistan, openly declares that Islam will “conquer America” and “conquer Europe.”

Also established in 1981, the IIIT is a Saudi funded think-tank dedicated, it says, to the “Islamicization of knowledge” — which, Zeyno Baran (in Volume 6 of the Hudson Institute’s excellent series, “Current Trends in Islamist Ideology”) has aptly observed, “could be a euphemism for the rewriting of history to support Islamist narratives.” Years ago, the Saudis convinced the United States that the IIIT should be the military’s go-to authority on Islam. One result was the placement of Abdurrahman Alamoudi to select Muslim chaplains for the armed forces. Alamoudi has since been convicted of terrorism and sentenced to 23 years in federal prison.

Please go over to NRO and read all of Andy’s piece, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

So, Congress has time to investigate head injuries in pro football, but they can’t find the time to pay attention the indoctrination of our military prior to their deployment into a war zone. This is time that should be spent on the range or in tactical exercises.

Posting rules and my personal respect for at least one Muslim who posts here are preventing me from expressing how I really feel about this. Suffice it to say that neither Franz nor HappyBunny are pleased with this development. I used a copy of Andy’s story as cave liner for TheBunny and he noted the following for TheBoy™…

That’s about the best I can do.

Oh, and follow the links in Andy’s article if you want to have blood pressure any where near as high as mine.