Let me see if I have this right. To get thrown out of the military, all a gay or lesbian has to do is say, “I’m gay,” any time, anywhere, and out they go. Why, it’s as easy as a traditional Muslim divorce! Or, an envious rival just has to say someone else is gay — and despite the “no tell” provision of “don’t ask, don’t tell” — there are oodles of incentives for telling and no punishment at all. And, poof! Their homosexual rival is out of the military!
But a straight man — a doctor — not just any old doctor, a psychiatrist — gives a lecture to OTHER DOCTORS on the Koran — when they were expecting a lecture on a medical topic — and he is not so much as written up for saying the following things:
- Non-believers [in Islam] should be beheaded and boiling oil poured down their throats (presumably in that order).
- Non-Muslims are infidels who should be set on fire
- “I am a Muslim first and an American second.”
Oh, and he didn’t do this at an isolated outpost. No. He did this at WALTER REED HOSPITAL in Washington, D.C., one of the most prestigious military hospitals in the world.
So — the military has no qualms at all about enforcing discriminatory religious attitudes towards homosexuals — feels righteous, even.
But for straight people, including those who openly say they are religiously commanded to kill everyone around them who is not the same religion, to separate them from the military would be discrimination and discrimination is anathema!:
One Army doctor who knew him said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim soldier had stopped fellow officers from filing formal complaints.
Michelle Malkin asks why we have to read English newspapers to find out what Nidal Hasan was raving to his colleagues in the run-up to his murderous rampage at Ft. Hood. Allahpundit is calling for Congressional hearings into how the Army missed the warning signs that Hasan was a ticking time bomb — but I am more cynical and expect that if any such hearings are convened they will be for the purpose of punishing a scapegoat while whitewashing the realities of Islamic extremism and shifting the blame for Hasan’s actions onto any explanation other than the commands of the Koran to kill unbelievers.
Peter at Shakey Pete’s Shootin’ Shack claims in a comment that if the military allows gays and lesbians to serve openly, enlistments will fall because not enough straight people will want to serve with homosexuals. I don’t believe it. I think people under 30 have had plenty of exposure to gays and lesbians and won’t have the prejudices that older people had when homosexuals seemed rare and outlandish because most of us were in the closet.
No, I think if you really want to get kids to refuse to enlist in the military or enroll in ROTC these post Ft. Hood massacre days, just remind them that they will be required to serve with Muslims, each and every one of whom is religiously required to kill non-Muslims AND to pretend they won’t until they do, which makes it SO much harder to tell the moderates from the murderers.
Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick ….
Update, 11/09/09, Mon.: Welcome, readers of Stray Dogs that Amble In — I recommend my readers go check SYD’s post for links that explain Islam more and her rejection of the excuse of “compassion fatigue” for Hasan’s terrorist shooting rampage. Frankly, since he attended the same mosque as some of the 9/11 terrorists, I’m expecting that if all the facts are ever made known, he was recruited by extremists at the mosque and groomed to commit an act of terrorism since his position in the military would give him access to weapons and large groups of service members to kill.