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  • Why one Muslim Marine is inviting questions about his faith: "Ask Me Anything"

    02/06/2017 11:23:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/05/2017
    Standing on a city street, Mansoor Shams holds a sign that reads: “I’m a Muslim and a U.S. Marine. Ask anything.” The former Marine has been traveling around the nation, inviting those curious to ask him about his experiences. NewsHour joined Shams in Baltimore to listen in on his discussions and hear why he’s so eager to discuss his faith with strangers. JUDY WOODRUFF: Mansoor Shams served in the United States Marine Corps from 2000 to 2004. Recently, he has been traveling around the country with a simple sign that reads: “I’m a Muslim and a U.S. Marine. Ask anything.”...
  • USMC: Muslim-American recruit was called ‘terrorist’ prior to his death

    09/14/2016 5:16:11 PM PDT · by rey · 95 replies
    Beaufort Gazette ^ | 12 Sept. 2016 | WADE LIVINGSTON
    The drill instructor who allegedly hazed recruit Raheel Siddiqui moments before his death was the same instructor who had previously ordered a Muslim recruit into a commercial clothes dryer and interrogated him about his religion and loyalties. That drill instructor had also called Siddiqui — a 20-year-old Muslim, Pakistani-American from Taylor, Mich. — a “terrorist” at some point during the recruit’s brief time at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, according to a Corps official speaking on background Monday morning. New details about Siddiqui’s death — which the Corps has ruled a suicide — show he initially survived the nearly...
  • Marine drill instructor accused of running a clothes dryer with a Muslim recruit inside

    09/14/2016 9:41:33 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    A Muslim Marine said he was called a terrorist and ordered into an industrial clothes dryer multiple times by a drill instructor who then turned it on, burning him, according to investigative documents that provide new details about the alleged abuse of recruits at the service’s training center at Parris Island, S.C.
  • Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911

    09/09/2016 9:22:33 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 65 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 09/08/2016 | Breaking 911
    Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911 http://m.breaking911.com/muslim-marine-recruit-killed-amid-culture-hazing-abuse-officials/ Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials September 8, 2016 | 6:01 PM Home » BREAKING NEWS » Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials Marine Corps completes three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island / News release WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps has completed three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, to include an investigation into...
  • More than 5,000 Muslims Serving in US Military, Pentagon Says (December 8, 2015 story)

    Despite recent rhetoric against the fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam has contributed a great deal to the U.S., including in the military, Defense Department figures show. Muslims have played an essential part in guarding the homeland and fighting for its interests in war-torn countries the world over, fighting in all major U.S. wars, including the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War, according to military officials. More recently, Muslims have also served in the Gulf War, Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan. Here's what the numbers tell us. There are 5,896 self-identified Muslims...
  • Muslim Family of Fallen Army Captain Responds to Trump: 'Shame on Him'Now Khan says about Trump, "Sh

    07/30/2016 9:27:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 505 replies
    ABC ^ | July 30 2016 | ABC
    Khan's latest attack on Trump: "Running for president is not an entitlement to disrespect Gold Star families and [a] Gold Star mother not realizing her pain. Shame on him! Shame on his family!" Khizr Khan said, struggling to hold back his anger. "He is not worthy of our comments. He has no decency. He is void of decency, he has a dark heart."
  • U.S. Military Hires Terror-Tied Muslim Chaplains

    03/07/2014 6:08:52 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 23 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | newseditor
    The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is proudly announcing that the U.S. military is again using their chaplains.
  • Accused Fort Hood shooter aims to escape death penalty

    01/25/2013 4:15:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times/AP ^ | January 25, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army officer who is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, now wants to avoid the death penalty, according to The Associated Press.
  • None Dare Call Major Hasan A Terrorist

    08/06/2012 8:25:38 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    patriotstatesman.com ^ | July 21, 2012
    A heavily redacted report – by former FBI Director William Webster (07/20/2012 “Houston Chronicle”, Page B1) – following a two-year review of the Fort Hood “shooting rampage” by Major Hasan declined to assign individual blame for “failing to prevent the November 2009 tragedy”. Describing the deadliest attack on a U.S. military base (13 killed, 32 wounded) as a “tragedy” is acceptable since “tragic” can also mean “disastrous”. However, Mr. Webster’s statement “(Major Hasan) arrived at the deployment center 11/05/2009 and opened fire shouting ‘God is Great’ in Arabic” contradicts the Department of Defense classification of the major’s massacre as “workplace...
  • Fort Hood defense has few options (killer Nidal Hasan)

    07/11/2011 12:41:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Eagle ^ | 7/10/11 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    Fort Hood defense has few optionsBy ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Published Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:15 AM FORT WORTH -- More than two dozen soldiers have testified about the day they were shot in a crowded Fort Hood building in November 2009. Some told of looking the gunman in the eye as he fired. A Senate investigation has announced its findings about the suspect: Before the rampage, the Army psychiatrist had become an Islamic extremist and a "ticking time bomb." Now the defense team for Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32...
  • Bin Laden Given Religious Funeral Prior to Sea Burial

    05/02/2011 9:43:43 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 341 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 5/2/2011
    DEVELOPING: Usama bin Laden was given a religious funeral prior to his burial at sea, senior military officials told Fox News. Religious rites were conducted on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier at about 1:10 a.m. Monday in the Persian Gulf. In accordance with Islamic practice, bin Laden was washed and wrapped in a white sheet before buried at sea at 2 p.m. local time, senior U.S. military and intelligence officials said.
  • ABC News: U.S. Had Muslim Seaman Pray Over bin Laden Corpse Out of Fear of Muslim Wrath

    05/02/2011 10:56:04 AM PDT · by kristinn · 118 replies
    Monday, May 2, 2011 | Kristinn
    ABC News' Jake Tapper reports here and here on the Obama administration giving Osama bin Laden a Muslim-led Islamic burial at sea so as not to "inflame" the Muslim world....The SEALS shot the terrorist leader dead after he refused to surrender. Bin Laden's corpse was taken to Afghanistan to have his DNA tested for positive identification. The body was then flown to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, officials told ABC News and he was buried at sea. The burial was done in accordance with Islamic law, officials said. A Muslim seaman conducted the process and said the prayers, with...
  • Fate Of Accused Fort Hood Gunman (Nidal Hasan) Rests With New Post Commander

    04/24/2011 4:38:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    KWTX ^ | 4/22/11
    Fate Of Accused Fort Hood Gunman Rests With New Post CommanderThe decision on how to handle the court martial for accused Fort Hood killer Maj. Nidal Hasan falls to the post’s new commander. FORT HOOD (April 22, 2011) - Fort Hood has a new commanding general and he’ll have a major decision facing him from the start. Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell took command of the Texas Army post at a ceremony Thursday. **SNIP** With Cone's departure, now Campbell will decide whether Maj. Nidal Hasan will be court-martialed and face the death penalty in the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood. Two...
  • Iraqi soldier kills two U.S. troops

    01/15/2011 7:43:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Two U.S. troops were killed Saturday by an Iraqi soldier who apparently smuggled real bullets into a training exercise and opened fire, raising fresh concerns about insurgents worming into the nation’s security forces as the Americans prepare to leave by the end of the year. A U.S. military official said the shooter was immediately killed by American soldiers who were running the morning drill at a training center on a U.S. base in the northern city of Mosul. The U.S. official said the exercise was not meant to involve live ammunition, and an Iraqi army officer said the shooting appeared...
  • Army indicates it will seek death in Ft. Hood case

    04/28/2010 2:49:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 529+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2010 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Military prosecutors have sent a notice indicating they plan to seek the death penalty against the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting. That's according to defense attorney John Galligan, who says he received the notice Wednesday outlining an aggravating factor - that more than one person was killed in the same incident.
  • Pentagon stonewall

    04/25/2010 2:59:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 571+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2010 | Editorial
    What and when did US Army brass know about Maj. Nidal Hassan’s extremist views and his ties to a key jihadist cleric — and why didn’t they act before he gunned down 13 soldiers at Fort Hood six months ago? It’s a simple question — and a very significant one, to boot. But neither the Pentagon nor the Justice Department wants that information made public. Which is why the two top senators on the Homeland Security Committee — Joe Lieberman (I/D-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) — have subpoenaed stonewalling Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder. “We have...
  • After the Fort Hood shootings, a Muslim American soldier battles on friendly ground

    03/24/2010 7:17:16 PM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 49 replies · 1,219+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2010 | William Wan
    At 2 o'clock on a Monday morning, the sound of angry pounding sent Army Spec. Zachari Klawonn bolting out of bed. THUD. THUD. THUD. Someone was mule-kicking the door of his barracks room, leaving marks that weeks later -- long after Army investigators had come and gone -- would still be visible. By the time Klawonn reached the door, the pounding had stopped. All that was left was a note, twice folded and wedged into the doorframe.
  • US Rep: No plot to poison food at SC Army base

    02/28/2010 8:46:22 PM PST · by PilotDave · 73 replies · 2,887+ views
    The Sun News ^ | 28 Feb 10 | AP
    U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., said Sunday information he received as a member of the House Armed Services Committee showed there was no plot. The five Muslim soldiers who were connected to a translator training program had been detained in December while the Army investigated. "The investigation revealed that there was not an effort to poison food," Wilson said. The probe also showed the men had not been disloyal. Four of the soldiers were discharged from the Army for petty crimes, Wilson said, and the fifth was returned to his National Guard unit in Virginia.
  • Attorney says Fort Hood shooting suspect moving soon from military hospital to county jail

    03/01/2010 10:17:27 AM PST · by cajuncow · 14 replies · 607+ views
    Cox News ^ | 3 | ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press Writer
    FORT WORTH, Texas (Associated Press) -- An attorney says the Army psychiatrist charged in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military base will soon be moved to a county jail near Fort Hood after four months in a military hospital. Defense attorney John Galligan says Maj. Nidal Hasan could be moved this week. Bell County Jail administrator Bob Patterson says Hasan will be housed in a cell at the medical unit. Patterson said Monday the facility is prepared to handle inmates with special medical needs.
  • Four Muslims Discharged Over Fort Jackson Threats, Probe Continues

    03/01/2010 11:42:29 AM PST · by Dinah Lord · 42 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | March 1, 2010 | Rusty "Asadullah Alshishani"
    If there was nothing to the allegations, then why were four of the five Muslim soldiers discharged? It seems to me that the earliest reports were wrong that the five Muslims were plotting to poison Fort Jackson's food supply. But later reports that there were nothing to the allegations were also clarified when we learned that the investigation was not into a plot but over comments about poisoning the food.