Monday, October 27, 2008

Mickey Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Kevin Barrett Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth

Ann Coulter article This is War September 13, 2001

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.

Weinstein, a former White House attorney under Ronald Reagan, former general counsel to H. Ross Perot, and who spent a decade as an Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG), has been waging a war against the Department of Defense (DOD) for what he says is a blatant disregard of the Constitution and a pattern of forcing soldiers to embrace evangelical Christianity.

Separately, seven Army and Air Force officers, including four generals, face possible disciplinary action for violating ethics rules by assisting a Christian group in the production of a fundraising video. A Pentagon inspector general's report released earlier this month found the officers were interviewed in uniform and "in official and often identifiable Pentagon locations."

The video was for the evangelical group Christian Embassy. The report found that none of the officers received approval from superiors to participate in video interviews in an official capacity or in uniform.

"What we are seeing is an imperious, fascistic contagion of unconstitutional religious triumphalism that represents a national security threat internally to this country," he said. "This is every bit as significant in magnitude as that presented externally by the now resurgent Taliban and al-Qaida. Let's call a spade a spade: We are confronting the Christian Taliban, period!"

Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, the new deputy undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, is a much-decorated and twice-wounded veteran of covert military operations. From the bloody 1993 clash with Muslim warlords in Somalia chronicled in "Black Hawk Down" and the hunt for Colombian drug czar Pablo Escobar to the ill-fated attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran in 1980, Boykin was in the thick of things.

William G. "Jerry" Boykin
I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.
Lt. Gen. William G. ‘Jerry’ Boykin, speaking about battle with a Muslim warlord
Yet the former commander and 13-year veteran of the Army's top-secret Delta Force is also an outspoken evangelical Christian who appeared in dress uniform and polished jump boots before a religious group in Oregon in June to declare that radical Islamists hated the United States "because we're a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christian ... and the enemy is a guy named Satan."

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