As the Obama Administration pledges to accept hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees in the coming years, those who value feelings over rational thought have neglected to consider how this tremendous influx would affect our economy, our culture and our national security.
As tensions exist between American and Muslim communities, the call for adherence to Shariah law will only get louder and more pronounced.
Already, we see this “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of extreme Muslim sympathy in the military. U.S. personnel who have raised issues with extreme conduct by Afghan forces have been told that “it’s their culture” and that though the military remains incredibly hostile to Christianity, military personnel are supposed to look the other way when witnessing Muslim atrocities- all in the name of “tolerance.”
The New York Times reports that U.S. soldiers who have been forced to witness Afghan soldiers sexually abusing captured young boys have been ordered to look the other way in accordance with a warped sense of “tolerance.”
Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.
The policy has endured as American forces have recruited and organized Afghan militias to help hold territory against the Taliban. But soldiers and Marines have been increasingly troubled that instead of weeding out pedophiles, the American military was arming them in some cases and placing them as the commanders of villages — and doing little when they began abusing children.
“The reason we were here is because we heard the terrible things the Taliban were doing to people, how they were taking away human rights,” said Dan Quinn, a former Special Forces captain who beat up an American-backed militia commander for keeping a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave. “But we were putting people into power who would do things that were worse than the Taliban did — that was something village elders voiced to me.”
The policy of instructing soldiers to ignore child sexual abuse by their Afghan allies is coming under new scrutiny, particularly as it emerges that service members like Captain Quinn have faced discipline, even career ruin, for disobeying it.
After the beating, the Army relieved Captain Quinn of his command and pulled him from Afghanistan. He has since left the military.
Four years later, the Army is also trying to forcibly retire Sgt. First Class Charles Martland, a Special Forces member who joined Captain Quinn in beating up the commander.
“The Army contends that Martland and others should have looked the other way (a contention that I believe is nonsense),” Representative Duncan Hunter, a California Republican who hopes to save Sergeant Martland’s career, wrote last week to the Pentagon’s inspector general.
In Sergeant Martland’s case, the Army said it could not comment because of the Privacy Act.
At a time when the military serves as a petri dish for social experimentation by the Obama Administration, those who maintain Christian principles within the ranks are being dealt-with harshly. Chaplains who do not recognize same-sex “marriages” are being purged from the ranks and even those who merely read the Bible are being accused of “proselytizing”- an act that is forbidden within the military (unless one is a Muslim).
The same liberals who pretend that it is unacceptable bigotry for a Christian to refuse to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding also pretend that it is our duty to the principle of tolerance to abide anything and everything that is protected under Islamic law which can be twisted and perverted to harbor any number of deviant and vile acts, including the forcible rape and torture of little boys.
As the West clashes with this heinousness, we are in the process of welcoming hundreds-of-thousands of Islamic refugees into the U.S.