Skip to comments.Air Force commissions first female Muslim chaplain
Posted on 01/11/2020 2:14:10 AM PST by Altura Ct.
In a room full of family, friends and mentors, history was made with the affirmation So help me God.
Chaplain candidate Saleha Jabeen was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Chicago at the Catholic Theological Union by the Air Force chief of chaplains, Dec. 18, becoming the first female Muslim chaplain in the Department of the Defense.
I first came to the United States 14 years ago as an international student, Jabeen said. I thought I would study and make an impact in the corporate world.
However, when she learned of the trials faced by service members through her brothers deployments and service in the Army, the impact she had set to make wouldnt be in the corporate world.
Jabeen followed her brother into the Army where more lessons about her goals and dreams came to light. While in the Army Medical Corps, Jabeen received opportunities to work alongside chaplains and help out her fellow Soldiers.
My brother has been the source of my inspiration, Jabeen said. It was because of his dedication and getting to see his military career that I recognized the importance of the chaplaincy in the armed forces. I saw that when one member gets deployed, all of their family members join them.
During her time in the Army, Jabeen met Army 1st Lt. Jamal Bey, from the 451st Civil Affairs Battalion. They became good friends and mentored each other. When Jabeen told Bey about her dream of becomimg a Muslim chaplain, Bey at the time didnt have a reference point but he supported Jabeen in blazing a trail for being the first.
The commissioning of Saleha is great because as a father you want to be able to tell your children that they can be anything, Bey said at Jabeens commissioning ceremony. I now have Jabeen to point to as an example of a woman that broke this barrier.
Air Force chaplains are religious ministry professionals who support the spiritual needs of Airmen around the world. The Department of Defense has service members of many faiths and those of no faith, but the DoD didnt have a female Imam, a spiritual leader in Islam.
Any time we advance religious freedoms, its a win for all persons of faith, said Maj. Gen. Steven Schaick, Air Force chief of chaplains. The fact is America is a place where the Constitution guarantees your freedom to embrace or abstain from religious ideals, and the Chaplain Corps, which Jabeen just entered, exists to ensure every Airman has a religious freedom advocate. This is a big day not just for Muslims, but for persons of all faiths. I could not be more proud of our Air Force for being willing to commission and embrace the first female Imam in the Department of Defense.
Jabeen was endorsed by the Islamic Society of North America to become the first female Muslim chaplain in the Department of Defense. But, Jabeens journey in the Air Force chaplaincy has just begun. She is scheduled to complete training and will then be assigned to a duty station where she will support Airmen. Along the way, she hopes to continue inspiring people and breaking barriers.
When other people look at what I have done, I want them to know that God has a plan for you and to go out there and be the best version of yourself and accomplish the mission you were specifically designed to complete. Dont let anyone or anything stop you and when they try be kind, be generous, be resilient and dont quit.
Allah the Kaaba
They changed that in order to infiltrate the United States and make it a Muslim country. Women over time can be easier to convince others to dedicate their lives to Allah. Hence needing women involved too.
This is stunning. It says in the Bible Muslims will take over the world. I never thought countries all over the world particularly the west would have a welcome mat. It seems after 9/11, countries especially became more accepting of Muslims. Weird.
Air_tards. God help us. The military needs a purge.
What they really need is a trans female Spanish speaking m*slim. Then it’ll be newsworthy.
This is the same Air Force that harassed Christian Bible Study groups, labeling them as dangerous, at the Air Force Academy during the Obama reign of error. The powers in charge were not concerned about religious freedom then.
Because he was successful in fundamentally transforming our country.
Just how many high level military positions were assigned or replaced by The One?
So, how does Ms. Muzzie Preacher deal with the homos and infidels in her flock? Who is her Imam or male overseer? Will there be a mini mosque soon?
USAF has jumped the shark...
..and so it goes! Ticking time bomb as we sit and let it happen.
I saw this coming when the Air Force starting inviting islamic clergy to the annual prayer breakfast events back in the 1980’s. I should know, I was there, I worked for the Air Force Chaplaincy (ashamedly so).
Would they exclaim such proudness had they commissioned the first female KayKayKay member as Captain? No difference.
And the question must be asked, “which side will she be fighting on”?
The Chief of Chaplains does not normally swear in the average 2nd LT. This woman must be very, very special to the Air Force.............I’ll bet we hear more from her.
The Naval Academy also provides space for Satan worship. Many of these developments fit together nicely.
Bad things happen when the Constitution is ignored.
Obama is not a natural born citizen.
None of the children of foreign nationals are NATURALLY Americans as they were also born something else.
Muslim heads explode
They will fling poo at her
It’s called subversive muslim infiltration.
Bullshit. It is a day of disgrace for the armed forces and the Air Force. It is also an affront to God.
I could not be more proud of our Air Force for being willing to commission and embrace the first female Imam in the Department of Defense.
Maj. Gen. Steven Schaick, Air Force chief of chaplains, is a disgrace to the uniform. This perfumed prince - obviously an admirer of Satan and his work (as a Chaplain, he should know better) is a disgrace to his uniform and oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
I hope he enjoys his 30 pieces of silver.
Just what kind of PC idiots in the air force did this?
What can he do constitutionally? We have freedom of religion in this country. You cant discriminate on account of religion. We would need a constitutional amendment to change it. I think it sucks too. Dont trust Muslims at all but Trumps hands are tied on this one.
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