Via Judicial Watch’s: U.S. Army Makes Soldiers â€œCulturally Literateâ€ About Islam
In this new era of political correctness, the U.S. Army has published a special handbook for soldiers that appears to justify Islamic jihad by describing it as the â€œcommunal military defense of Islam and Muslims when they are threatened or under attack.â€
Because radical Muslim groups consider Islam to be perpetually under moral, spiritual, economic, political and military attack by the â€œsecular westâ€ they consider military jihad a â€œconstant necessityâ€ and use it as a â€œrallying cry to resist and attack all this is un-Islamic,â€ according to the new Army manual.
The handbook was created to help soldiers become â€œculturally literateâ€ ambassadors with sensitivity and understanding of Islamic civilization. The goal is to help them understand how vital culture is in accomplishing military missions. Military personnel who have a distorted picture of a host culture make enemies for the United States. At least thatâ€™s what the publication (â€œCulture Cards: Afghanistan & Islamic Cultureâ€) says. An organization of scientists dedicated to national and international security issues discovered the new Army tool and published it on its website a few days ago.
The manual has nearly three dozen informative chapters dedicated to subjects such as Muslim taboos, the five pillars if Islam, Jihad, the Quran and Muslim festivals. There are also sections on ethnocentrism, cultural relativism and social norms and mores. The lengthy introduction defines cultural competencyâ€”awareness and sensitivity of another groupâ€”and social norms and mores in Arab countries.
The portion on jihad is especially interesting because itâ€™s described as a wide-ranging term that includes the everyday spiritual and moral struggle to live a life submitted to God, the attempt to spread Islam by education and example, and the communal military defense of Islam and Muslims when they are threatened or under attack. Today radical Muslim groups consider Islam to be perpetually under attack by the â€œsecular Westâ€ â€“ morally, spiritually, economically, politically and militarily, the Army handbook says. They thus consider military jihad as a constant necessity, and use jihad as a rallying cry to resist and attack all that is un-Islamic
In regards to the enemy ‘Islam’, rather than making our soldiers ‘culturally literate’ of Islam. It would behoove our US Military to make our fighting men and women ‘reality literate’ of the evil plague that is Islam. In other words; the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
This weak, burying heads in the sands approach, is a recipe for failure. Especially when one hides the truth, instead choosing to bow to the enemy’s ways. Is in and of itself –surrender.
If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.
~ Sun Tzu