Pentagon Builds Islamic Prayer Rooms
Richard Whittle writes in The Christian Science Monitor that “Uncle Sam wants US Muslims to serve.”
As US troops battle Islamic extremists abroad, the Pentagon and the armed forces are reaching out to Muslims at home.
An underlying goal is to interest more Muslims in the military, which needs officers and troops who can speak Arabic and other relevant languages and understand the culture of places like Iraq and Afghanistan. The effort is also part of a larger outreach. Pentagon officials say they are striving for mutual understanding with Muslims at home and abroad and to win their support for US war aims.
The article states there are 3.386 self-described Muslims in the US military of 1,370,572 people.
Maybe government sponsored Muslim prayer rooms are OK, I don’t know. But the first time a radical Jihadist slips through the cracks in the Military, prayer rooms and recruiting Muslims may not seem like such a great idea.
What’s next? Will birkha’s be worn by females in the military?