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Draft US Army Handbook Tells Soldier to Avoid Criticizing Taliban & 'Pedophilia' Or Advocating for Women's Rights

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Taboo topics include: "making derogatory comments about the Taliban," "advocating women's rights," "any criticism of pedophilia," "directing any criticism towards Afghans," "mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct" or "anything related to Islam."

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Jay S (116)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:15 am
Here's the article from 'Judicial Watch':

'Here is a strong indicator that the Obama Administration’s crusade to appease Islam has gone too far; a new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East orders soldiers not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things.

It gets better; the new manual, which is around 75 pages, suggests that Western ignorance of Afghan culture— not Taliban infiltration—is responsible for the increase in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces.

The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is still being drafted, but a mainstream newspaper got a sneak preview and published an article that should infuriate the American taxpayers funding the never-ending war on terror. The manual is being created because someone with authority bought the theory that cultural insensitivity is driving insider attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

More than three dozen insider attacks have killed 63 members of the U.S.-led coalition this year, according to the article, and some blame “American cultural ignorance.” The bottom line is that troops may experience social-cultural shock and/or discomfort when interacting with Afghan security forces, the new military handbook says. “Better situational awareness/understanding of Afghan culture will help better prepare [troops] to more effectively partner and to avoid cultural conflict that can lead toward green-on-blue violence.”

The draft leaked to the newspaper offers a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

At least one high-ranking military official had the backbone to publicly criticize the new manual, albeit through a spokesperson. U.S. Marine General John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, doesn’t endorse it and rejected a proposed forward drafted by Army officials in his name. “He does not approve of its contents,” according to a military spokesman quoted in the story.

Earlier this year the Obama Administration changed the way federal agents are trained to combat terrorism and violent extremism by eliminating all materials that shed a negative light on Muslims. Under White House orders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) destroyed instructional material that characterizes Muslims as prone to violence or terrorism in a government-wide call to end Islamophobia.

Under Obama practically every major federal agency has been ordered to participate in Muslim outreach initiatives, including the Justice Department with a special program to protect Islamic civil rights, Homeland Security meetings with extremist Muslim organizations and the nation’s space agency (NASA) with an unprecedented mission to focus on Muslim diplomacy.

Additionally, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a special order to allow the reentry of two radical Islamic academics whose terrorist ties long banned them from the U.S. and the administration sent an America-bashing mosque leader (Feisal Abdul Rauf) who blames U.S. foreign policy for the 9/11 attacks on a Middle Eastern outreach mission. The Obama Administration even ordered a government-funded meal program for home-bound seniors to offer halal cuisine prepared according to Islamic law.'

Carola May (20)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:25 am
"Under Obama practically every major federal agency has been ordered to participate in Muslim outreach initiatives, including the Justice Department with a special program to protect Islamic civil rights, Homeland Security meetings with extremist Muslim organizations and the nation’s space agency (NASA) with an unprecedented mission to focus on Muslim diplomacy."

What!? Will they all be required to attend mosque services and convert next? This is an outrage. Why is nothing every required of Muslims? Why are we in the West always expected to pander to Muslim needs, wants and demands? The only hate us more because we appear weak. They would respect us more if we actually stuck to the values we claim to believe in but give up as soon as Islamists challenge them.

Thank you for posting this depressing news. Nice to know what the Quislings in our governments are really up to. I'm sure our UK Quislings will soon follow suit.

Carola May (20)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:40 am
BTW, "The Obama Administration even ordered a government-funded meal program for home-bound seniors to offer halal cuisine prepared according to Islamic law.'

Does this meal program also offer special meals for Jews, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Hindus, Mormons? All of them, and probably more, have special dietary restrictions. If everyone is being catered to, that is one thing, but if it is only Muslims then that is wrong. After all, Buddhism and Hinduism are growing faster in the US than Islam (of which 75% of converts to Islam leave it within a few years once they learn what it really teaches, according to an Islamic authority). So why do we never hear a word about them - Buddhists and Hindus? Is it because they try to assimilate, don't force their religions down anyone's throat, don't commit terrorist acts and don't demand special rights like Islam does? The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Marina O (10)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:41 am
This does come as a shock! What is next???

Max M (32)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:15 am
Unfortunately, if you'll notice, it's the same small group of us that even care enough to post. The apathy in the US leaves me numb.

Jay S (116)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:28 am
Max, it depends. You never know what articles will excite people, but this is disappointing that so few US Americans actually care a whit about this kind of pandering to the bigoted Islamists who are the problem in this hill hole of a country. If the US military is being ordered by Obama to bow to these creeps, what is the point of being there in the first place???? Thanks for your concern.

Beth S (330)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:53 am
Sharia Creeping.....

Lee Hampton (15)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:57 am
We better get out of Afghanistan before all the Western soldiers feel compelled to pray towards Mecca five times a day so as not to "insult Islam".

Patricia Martin (19)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:58 am
Good grief.

Jae A (316)
Friday December 14, 2012, 11:53 am
As I recall the point of our being there was to go after terrorist, not to convert their nations to other religions, not to 'free' them etc. It's their country not ours. Our troops must intermingle with their citizens in their hunt for terrorist in neighborhoods etc... and for their [troops] safety what some might call ..P.R...can help keep them alive.They aren't the only ones with weapons. Why make more of them angry than necessary while in their countries. It's dangerous for starters so why make it more so by acting like they're to bow to Americans. We're not wanted there to begin with and the sooner we get our troops out the better for them..until then they [troops] must act intelligently and with responsibly. That just makes good sense, in my opinion.

A little of topic but why is it ..if they [Muslims] are 'all' so bad...why have we for decades alined ourselves with.. as well as contributed greatly to the fortunes.... of Muslim Royal families in the region? Could it be that not all Muslims are terrorist ...or just for the money ,the oil, or ....? Just ask'n.........

FYI..I find their religion to be the worst of the choices out there but when it comes to how our troops conduct themselves while their country...there must be rules to follow. We don't want their rules controling us in this nation so I imagine their citizens feel the same. We were lucky to be born/living in other nations 'is alls I know for certain'.

The least resistant path is by showing ones positive side not the worst...which I think the christian bible sort of hints at doing also.

Nancy Black (308)
Friday December 14, 2012, 3:50 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, shared. I can understand why US soldiers should not antagonize the enemy because it puts their life in jeopardy, but there is something wrong when soldiers are willing to give up their lives so we have freedoms such as freedom of speech, and they are not given the same rights they are fighting for.

Gene J (290)
Friday December 14, 2012, 5:14 pm
This is not new. Sorry. We have ALWAYS appeased the Saudi's. I watched a documentary ten or more years ago, wherein an American female officer was NOT allowed to drive or leave her base without covering her head. I was outraged by that then and am outraged by this now. There is the "when in Rome" thing, but when we are in a country on a military base or in an embassy we are ON American soil and to follow local idiocies for fear of offending is offensive to our female military personnel and to me as a veteran. That our government would allow this is not news, it has always been so, and it is STILL a freaking disgrace. I don't know this website, but I need something more readily available before I will believe our troops are told not to criticize the Taliban or pedophilia. That sounds like manipulation to me and I can't believe our military will ever be under such orders. This has the feel of a snipers attack to me. I could be wrong, but I'm thinking this will be on Snopes before it ever becomes policy. That said, we still bend too much for these barbarians, for that is what they are, what they have always been and what they will always be. It has been said by Bush, by Obama, that we are not at war with Islam, we are at war with terrorists. True enough, but in my opinion, we NEED be at war with Islam too because they and terrorism are cut from the same bloody cloth. And it is OUR blood they celebrate spilling. And will until one of us is no more.

bob m (32)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:45 pm

Yo Gene....lookin up ...even so.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Friday December 14, 2012, 10:17 pm
Oh Yes..Obama will bend over backwards for the Muslims...heaven forbid do not offend them!! It's alright if they offend us but do not offend them!!! Our brave men and women are in their country on our base and are still expected to not say anything bad or negative about a horrible act of pedophilia that offends us and young people and we are suppose to shut our mouths and let them continue the crime!?!? Where has common sense gone!? Where have morals gone!? Where have those gone with any kind of guts to stand up to this BS when they/we know they are using this manner of thinking against us because they KNOW we will try and respect other countries feelings and they are using it AGAINST us!!!!!!!! The worst part about it to have a worthless so called President who is one of them and uses Americans in this very same scenario!!! How did we EVER get into this sick pathetic manner of self destruction of our country!?!? What has happened to the intelligence of Americans that they have let their country down and sold it down the drain in order to appease low lifes!?!?

Jay S (116)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 2:16 am
Jae, you are right, we have invaded someone else's country and the foreign troops should act with respect to local culture, but that is not to say we should accept violations of human rights. If the soldiers don't say anything they should at least be encouraged to report the abuses they find to their superiors to be passed on to the diplomats and then to the Afghan government. All the lives lost, all the violence and all the tremendous monetary cost of this misguided invasion and war have been for nothing. The only people to gain are the Military Industrial Complex (Haliburton, Blackwater, Lockheed et al). It never ends.

We just posted a new article on the growing number of desperate Afghan women burning themselves to death, or at least to disfigure themselves so they won't be wanted as a slave and brood mare by any man. It is terrible, and Islamic Sharia Law does condone many of these horrors, including pedophilia (dirty old men 'marrying' and raping little girls, who often die from being ruptured or from too early pregnancies).

No one is saying 'all' Muslims are bad. Of course they aren't. Many of the worst victims of Islam are Muslims who have been so brainwashed by it from birth that often they accept the oppression, like many Muslim women do. All Nazi or Communist Party members weren't hatefu, murderousl bigots either, but these systems ARE hateful, oppressive and cruel and we should oppose them in every way we can.

Education is one of the best ways to do this. It has been shown that Muslim women who are educated are more able to stick up for themselves and take less abuse. They also have fewer children, which is good for them and for this overpopulated world of ours.

Sadly, Western media and leaders are all too quiet about Islam's oppression and abuses and they bend over backwards to appease and fulfill the demands of hate states like Saudi Arabia where there are no freedoms at all. Surely there are enough sources of oil in the world now that we don't need theirs? So why do our leaders let them get away literally with murder (beheadings of rape victims, for a few)? They are quick to criticize China for human rights abuses when, compared to many Muslim-ruled countries, China is a human rights paradise! What hypocrisy. And where are the so-called 'feminists' in all of this? Silent.

Muslim ruled countries reject the UN's Universal Declaration on Human Rights because it goes against the harsh, hateful teachings of Islam (Sharia Law), and no says anything! This much change.

cecily w (0)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 4:58 am
That is insane. The soldiers put their lives on the line to protect freedom of speech. They should be permitted to exhibit this freedom

Vlasta M (7)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 5:18 am
It is the early education that matters. When a child is memorizing verses of Qur'an which explicitly instruct him to hate Kafir (non-Muslims) and is instructed to fight and kill them, it is difficult for adults who had grown up believing what their fathers and elders had taught them to think for themselves.

Obama grew up from age 6-10 in Indonesia with his Muslim Marxist stepfather who was also a spokesman for Indonesian oil companies. Thus Barack Hussein Obama imbibed his adoration of Qur'an and Islam uncritically, which he apparently is reluctant to abandon as a grown up man. Obama bowing to the Saudi king, whose subjects committed crimes of 9/11 is another indication that instead of Commander-in-Chief, we have a Caliph-in-Chief sitting in the Oval Office who had been trying to subvert US Constitution in America and UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the UN, in order to cover up what Islam REALLY teaches: supremacist ideology, HATE and murder,, in addition to pedophilia,, polygamy, misogyny and murder for Allahu Akbar.

It is Islam itself that is incompatible with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and with the US Constitution and MUST REFORM or has no place in any society that respects liberty, justice and human rights. Barack Hussein Obama had been helping American Muslims white wash Islam as a "peaceful religion:" rather then forcing them to REFORM their supremacist ideology, similar to supremacist Nazi ideology, including its delusional Jew hatred.

Diana P (12)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:51 am
BO was born to a Muslim father & a communist mother. He was raised under Islamic laws. His ancestors both maternal & paternal were communist. That should tell you something. I am a PROUD AMERICAN but so ashamed of 51% of Americans.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 7:35 am
Soldiers are not to suppose to cause harm by insulting the culture where they are stationed. They are supposed to do what is required of them and also keep themselves alive.
It's the cause of diplomats, the UN, missionaries etc to fight against pedophilia and to insure women's rights.
Let soldiers be soldiers and let others workfor the causes we believe in.

Brandon Van Every (47)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 9:03 am
Newsflash: soldier conduct in a war zone cannot be the same as civilian conduct within the safety of the USA's borders. Soldiers' lives are at stake. That's the top priority, and if shutting up actually works to keep them safer, so be it.

Hilary S (65)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 11:51 pm
i wonder who will take care of the traumatised soldiers - the experience of standing helpless in the face of abuse, especially abuse they are supposed to be preventing, is deeply traumatising. and of course, if any one of them is caught acting strangely, or abusively even, towards those they perceive as unpunished abusers, there's all hell to pay, and no understanding of what could possibly have been behind their behaviour.

i'm not saying that is the whole story by any means, but this kind of forced collusion can't fail to have repercussions, not only for the initial victims.

Jay S (116)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:16 am
Thanks everyone for good comments on both sides of the issue. It IS a fine line to walk, but we must wonder just what abuse and cruelty the western soldiers must watch and not intervene in, and then we are left to wonder what has this whole costly invasion been all about in the first place? Afghanistan certainly hasn't become a real liberal democracy with protection of minority rights (they tore down the last Christian church while western forces were there) and women's rights. I looks to revert right back to its primitive Sharia law barbarism even more as soon as these invading western forces pull out. What a waste of lives and billions from taxpayer pockets.

Getting bin Laden was just another lie as he wasn't there anyway and according to a BBC interview we saw a year or two ago with a CIA informant, the so-called 'intelligence' agencies were told exactly where he was long ago and the information was never acted on. Our so-called 'leaders' never wanted to catch him, or at least not too soon, so they could keep the sheeple behind this invasion and destruction, they only ones to benefit from it all have been the Military-Industrial-Complex like Haliburton, Blackwater and Lockheed et al who are raking in billions in 'rebuilding' the destroyed country and supplying the military.

Just another war for profiteers, and the innocent people lose - again, as always. So sad.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:30 am
Jae/Gloria/Brandon in many respects I do agree, soldiers are there to fight and not as the diplomatic core. However, they are there fighting the Taliban and they are still part of tribal feuds and still attack, abuse and murder horrifically. The ALLIES are there to help to restore some kind of order in the massive abuses on the general population.

I saw a video where a 12 year old boy was being to behead an American. The Taliban kidnap little boys and rape them. They murder little boys and girls for looking at each other by pouring acid over them. Are you aware of the suffering and ill treatment of the women? Try this news story, also by Rob/Jay, which should have made it to the front page

Self-Immolation Among Afghan Women Rises to Escape Agonizing Lifetimes of Abuse

Someone needs to speak out and soldiers are there witnessing these abuses on a daily basis, along with all of the others they are not allowed to mention. It certainly won't be you so who?

bob m (32)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 8:11 am

The candle of fear and darkness SOON Shall be put out.. ..its' power bound and cast out....Maranatha.

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 10:47 pm
I think as human beings these soldiers have the right to speak out against atrocities justified by Islam. Not say anything about pedophilia, abuse of women or terrorism? Really? What the hell are we there for then? To side with the Taliban or wipe them out?

The deep problem is not the Taliban, it is what motivates them - Muhammad's Islam. They are simply strictly adhering to his Islam, which is the only Islam legitimate to be practiced.

Having our soldiers there to fight the Taliban is like fighting a ghost. A line comes to mind from a martial arts movie "you cannot fight what you cannot see." The Taliban look like the enemy, and they are. But if they get wiped out, they reappear. Why? Because they are NOT some outlaws "hijacking peaceful Islam." I reiterate, they represent Muhammad's Islam. Until the West is willing to put on its glasses and see the virtual Taliban, found in the Qur'an, Ahadith and Sira, that is the ideology behind the people who make up the Taliban, we will never make headway in fighting the heart of terrorism. We want to believe we are fighting people (Taliban). Until we admit we are fighting Muhammad's Islam (Muhammad and his Allah) we will keep spinning our wheels, having our soldiers die, and be fed crap like 'don't say anything to upset the terrorists.'

Sorry current and past US Presidents, but we ARE at war with Islam.

Tommy S (11)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 11:58 pm
never criticise them they are after all "alla's chosen" and the pyramid of civilisation is built from the bottom
so without them there can be no reference point

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 9:22 am
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