"U.S. Marines Build Shrine to Islam" --- Saudi Style!
It's incredible to learn that duped Quantico and Pentagon officials remain oblivious to the dangerous a possible Saudi-inspirted fifth column right there within the Pentagon, within the FBI and the CIA, right there at the pinnacle of power.
Apparently a graduate of a hardline Wahhabi school in Virginia, Navy Lt. Abuhena Mohammed Saifulislam, better known as Saifu, has smoothed the way by claiming to be "moderate".
Born in Bangladesh, he insists that he is "only a Sunni Muslim and does not adhere to the faith's more orthodox and militant Wahhabi sect practiced by Osama bin Laden and his ilk [but shouldn't] his pro-jihadic background...raise flags at the Pentagon"? Apparently not.
According to an article by Paul Sperry at FrontPage, Saifa has done a lot for the Wahabbism besides building them a chapel:
• convinced the military to provided halal meals (at three times the cost) - "The Gitmo menu now boasts 113 Muslim-appropriate meals for the benefit of finicky terrorist tummies."
• Gitmo detainees "now wake to the sound of Muslim chaplains calling them to prayer instead f barking dogs or guards, who are now trained in Muslim sensitivity."
• Gitmo detainees "can brush up on jihad by reading paperback Pentagon-issued copies of the Koran" and "finger prayer beads and wear makeshift turbans and skull caps"
One wonders how they can be turned from the path of jihad as they are allowed to a wallow in it even while imprisoned at Gitmo!
Our Navy lieutenant also ministered to Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, "a fellow Muslim charged with desertion, just before he went AWOL again last year. Hassoun deserted his post in Iraq where he served as an Arabic translator. After he was captured, and after he met with the Quantico imam, he deserted again." The lieutenant obviously had little effect on the Marine...or did he?
The U.S. military has long used simulations to provide troops realistic training. Simulations in cultural and religious sensitivity gives troops valuable insight into the mentality of the enemy and populations among which they will be operating. However, the creation of the Wahhabist chapel at Quantico smacks of deception as setting out signs to pull in interested or curious personnel is Da'wa, or calling to Islam. And how does Sperry put it?
Instead, it's giving him [Saifulisam] a permanent taxpayer-supported platform from which to convert grunts to Islam. With the Quantico mosque, the Pentagon is facilitating the study of the holy texts the enemy uses, heretically or not, as their manual of war. This is tantamount to the Marines setting up a Mein Kampf reading room during WWII.
Let's hope that someone at the Pentagon is keeping tabs on Saifulislam that they take note of which Service Members are corrupted by his program.