U.S. Troops Ordered Not To Eat Or Drink in Front of Muslims, Respect Their Religion

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“Do not eat or drink in front of Muslims, and learn more about their religion.”

That’s the directive that has gone out to active duty military personnel at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, a Department of Defense medical and graduate school in Bethesda, Md.

Brigade Commander Col. Kevin Glaszsent sent an email to military personnel at the facility last month – just before the start of Ramadan – advising them to show respect to Muslim colleagues.

“This is a period of great personal restraint and commitment in addition to renewed focus on worship,” wrote. “I’d like to encourage you to learn just a little more about this religion, but more importantly, I’m asking you to be considerate and do not consume food or drink in front of our Muslim colleagues; it is a simple, yet respectful action.”

During the month-long period known as Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours.

The brigade commander also provided a link to a website about Islam, and specifically Ramadan.

I don’t recall any directives from commanders directing all troops to refrain from cursing, drinking, or using God’s name in vain because of the Christians among them.
I don’t recall any directives to our non-jewish troops to refrain from eating leavened products during Passover.
I don’t recall any directives to our troops to engage in respectful behavior specifically for Mormons and Jehovah’s Witness followers..

In fact… Quite the contrary.

While the military strives to be culturally sensitive to muslims, that same military is cracking down on public expressions of the Christian faith.

* Last Christmas, soldiers at Camp Shelby in Mississippi were told they could not use the word “Christmas.”
* A VA hospital in Texas refused to accept holiday cards from boys and girls because the cards mentioned “Christmas” or “God bless you.”
* And a Nativity scene near a lake on Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina was removed after someone complained.

This is hypocrisy at its finest.
Our troops are told to respect the Muslim Ramadan and encouraged to say ‘Ramadan Kareem,’ while at the same time they cannot have a cross on chapels, display a manger scene or say ‘Merry Christmas’ for fear of offending.
There is something very wrong with this picture.

This is an outrage… an appalling violation of the 1st Amendment rights of our troops.

It is political correctness of the worst kind as it demands our troops to honor and respect followers of a religion that has zero tolerance and respect for any other religion.
In fact, there rare 109 verses in the Koran mandating hate, murder and terror against all who refuse to submit or convert to Islam.
There is no similar call honoring other faiths.
Islam seems to have protective status, Christianity does not.

Meanwhile, Navy officials have ordered personnel serving in Bahrain to dress more conservatively off base, according to a report in Stars and Stripes. Men were ordered to wear long-sleeved shirts and women were told to wear blouses that cover their elbows and skirts or pants that cover the knees.

Stars and Stripes reported that base cultural advisers had spent several weeks conducting Ramadan briefings to “educate Americans about the holy month.”
Personnel were given briefings on Islam, the lunar calendar and Ramadan customs.

Why not just treat all religions fairly?
Oh.. thats right..
Christians, Jews, Mormons, and Jehovahs Witnesses don’t attack or kill people who offend them.. so… the military can trample their religious beliefs and practices without repercussions.
Devout Muslims,on the other hand, do attack and kill… so… we cater to and bend over for them as they demand tolerance and acceptance for their behavior.

Find more on this story by Todd Starnes, here.

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  • James Paterson

    This is one thing I can’t stand. Islam is the most intolerant ideology (it is not a religion but a barbaric ideology) but everyone is told to be tolerant of them. Islam does not care for life or it would not condone murder (and it does in it’s verses) and what god would order his followers to murder all who will not submit to or leave Islam? Satan that’s who.

    • Sonny Jerg

      im not religious at all in any form at all but i do recall a passage that basically echoes that islam is controlled by satan something about not trusting an angel in the shadows of the desert add in some fancy scripture words idk i just remember something about not trusting a angel or something along the lines and someone had a youtube video about oh well islam is one ideology (and i agree its an ideology its a way a life if your serious) that needs to be eradicated no doubts they kill out of hate and spite malice is a reason for murder to them not sure why its still even accepted it basically calls for hateful thoughts and deeds

      • newhon63

        They keep claiming that some are peaceful. Don’t know about anyone else here but I have yet to see an example of a peaceful believer if Islam.

        Is a peaceful follower someone who bounces his/her head off a rug without having a gun sitting besides them or a suicide vest on?

        We have one that says he is peaceful and 10,000 who are beheading other people, 100 demanding we should tolerance for them and 1 million that are burning churches and taking over a country.

        • Ralph Farmer

          Read their Quran if they are peaceful they are pretending to fool you or aren’t following their evil book.

    • Nonameever

      And Christians wait for Christ to return to subdue the beast of Revelation and Muslims wait for the Beast to arise to subdue the infidel. No kidding

  • Porko’

    I’ll take a pulled pork sandwich please, scuse’ me what’d you say, my mouth is full I’m chewing..what?

    • Nonameever

      The FBI and Homeland Defense were summoned to inspect pork rind carelessly discarded apparently after purchase from a cautercorner market, but evilly and vilely deposited, actually deposited, in the gutter in front of a Southern California Jihadi mosque.

      • newhon63

        Why did they do that? Afraid those inside would run outside to get them out and break Ramadan by eating them?

      • astrojohn

        OMG! Not a pork rind? How inconsiderate can we be? Oh wait, they would kill us…nevermind…

    • newhon63

      Hahaha. Don’t forget to shoot pork particles their way while you are doing it.

  • Bob O’Brien

    this is one thing i can’t stand. i can’t find an article from another news site that isn’t citing the original article on fox news. literally, there isn’t any other news story about it, and the government hasn’t even mentioned it. anywhere.

    i also don’t like it when people don’t understand religion, like the author of this article. the torah has several calls to arm, brought on by a god who only loved the israelites and didn’t want converts. enemies weren’t given the opportunity to convert – they were killed outright. In Deut 20:16-18 God tells the Israelites to exterminate the Canaanite nations, “otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods, and you will sin against the lord your God,” that’s genocide.

    while the message of christ may not have included a call to arms, christians certainly seemed to forget about that during crusades and many more recent conflicts.

    oh, and for the comment below me. read a book. it’s a religion. read a book. matter of fact, read three of them. torah, gospel, and qu’ran. get a little perspective.

    • M.E.

      That’s not true. Ruth was a Jewish convert. God and the Jewish people gladly accepted her. Rahab. Also a convert. And every single Christian on earth today is a convert. God has nothing against converts all. Those were old testament references that you brought up and they are there for a reason. Have you ever actually read the Bible? The whole thing? And have you ever taken the time to study the history of the times and the theology behind those verses you rip out of context to quote? If so, you might actually understand what was going on in those cases. Instead, you choose to interpret it completely differently than it was intended to be understood. There are things in the Bible that are challenging and difficult to understand and things that are difficult to accept. However, if you read the whole thing and understand the context, times and culture of the passages, they make more sense. You say get a little perspective? The same goes for your referencing the Bible. You need to get a little understanding of the Christian faith and the God of the Bible before you go taking things out of context and incorrectly quoting it.

    • Nonameever

      And President Trayvon is using his presidential excesses to import hundreds of thousands of Catholics too O’Brien, your Irish priests should be orgiastic

    • alex

      You should look up why Christians fought the crusades. I understand the wars were fought against the Muslims who were trying to take over the world.

    • newhon63

      The Crusades I am aware of. But what recent events like them are you referring to? I have seen alot of events involving conflicts started by Islamic based organizations. Where have Christian based organization done anything?

    • Ralph Farmer

      You better read real history. The crusades were an answer to Muslims beheading Christians and forcing conversion you know like is happening in Iraq now. You also don’t understand the context of the Old Testament and the salvation resulting from Jesus’ crucifixion.

  • William S

    I guess the USA killing and mass murdering millions of blacks and natives in god’s name isn’t blasphemous? This entire country is a joke, people have been forced to follow Christian ideology for 300 years in America. I don’t remember the New Testament talking about anything but standing true in faith and being loving, compassionate and graceful. And you wonder why our nation is labeled as hypocrites? Get a life people…

    • alex

      When and where are people forced to follow Christian ideology? Also, what you describe happened 300 years ago, and I don’t know of Christians killing in the name of God now. However, MUSLIMS are still killing in the name of God. Finally, If you really think “this entire country is a joke,” why don’t you just move to one you think is better?

    • newhon63

      This entire country is a joke but there you are, sitting in your chair enjoying the freedoms that this nation has afforded you.

  • Sagebrush6

    I am drop shipping 500 lbs of ham there. They better eat it befor it rots.

  • Sagebrush6

    I think all Americans over there should get a pig tatoo. F–K their religion. They sure don’t recognize ours. Do they think they are better than us ?

    • Nonameever

      Yes they do, they consider it their birthright

  • Nonameever

    It not only appears that Islam is the official religion of the Commander-in-Chief, but the evidence that the US now has a quasi official religion in Islam grows each day, from President Obama urging the world to adopt constitutions and laws that mirror an Islamic dictatorship (his homeland Indonesia) or vowing to the world to ethnically cleanse from the future all those who oppose Islam (“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” President Trayvon’s address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 25, 2012– full text of speech available at Whitehouse.gov) to endless demands for denying First Amendment protections to speech that denigrates Islam, The President is seeking to impose an official religion on America– that of the cult of Islam.

  • Bacchus

    Muslims must believe EVERYTHING in the Koran

    Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they
    attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. (But if they desist in their
    unbelief, then don’t kill them.) 2:191-2
    Fight them until “religion is for Allah.” 2:193.
    War is ordained by Allah, and all Muslims must be willing to fight, whether they like
    it or not. 2:216.
    This is the most disturbing
    Have no unbelieving friends. Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them. 4:89.
    Don’t take Jews or Christians for friends. If you do, then Allah will consider you to be
    one of them. 5:51

  • foxxybey

    Tell the illegal Islamist president to stick his sick head back up where the sun don’t shine and smells like the butts of his administration and his own.

  • newhon63

    At this point the only thing I would do to respond to the Islamic faith is to slap one of them upside the head with a pork chop laced with dog hair while screaming “Merry Christmas” right into their ear. Welcome to America.

    They do not respect our Christian beliefs or anyone else’s for that matter, so I do not respect theirs. I know. Most of us were taught that two wrongs do not make a right but in this case it sure does demonstrate the concept of “This is how that feels”

    You want to have Ramadan by not eating in the day, that is your choice but no one should have to observe it along with them. If I eat in front of your while you are Ramadaning, it will test your faith. Maybe I will offer you half of my sandwich as a token of my support of it. I say these things because aside from the obvious, they are now screwing with our men and women in uniform who made it possible for these whining little murderers to have a nation for them to come to in order to exercise their stupidity on the rest of us.

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  • Shadow_58

    Good thing I’m no longer on active duty. I would have told that LTC to kiss my American As*. Respect their religious beliefs yes, to have it shoved down my throat and have to adhere to it, “HELL NO”.

    • Ralph Farmer

      God bless you. A set of balls!

  • Jerry

    That type of orders are unlawful orders and cannot be enforced. Besides the ones setting such orders are not very sane.

    • Ralph Farmer

      Roger that!

  • Ralph Farmer

    I would do it intentionally to upset them they deserve it. Where is the most basic respect for Christianity. And Christianity doesn’t require killing people who don’t submit to your religion and your sharia law. I am sick of this one sided bs. Besides Islam is a cult anyway.