Army puts Muslim Cleric in charge of 14,000 soldiers religious needs

What we learn from this is how easy it is for a man from a deeply Christian family can set that religion aside and convert to Islam. We also learn how under unbelievable odds, the military will embrace the Muslim religion and apparently is prepared to accommodate to the requirements that faith demands.

Granted, I am giving you only a partial portion of the post by McClatchy

muslim-clericIn January, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz received the call every Army chaplain dreams of, the call that validates years of intense study and hard work toward keeping the U.S. military in good spiritual health.

He was offered the job of chaplain for an entire division, an honor for anyone in his field but a milestone in his case. After a ceremony this summer, Shabazz will become the first Muslim division-level chaplain in the history of the U.S. military – a Muslim spiritual leader for more than 14,000 mostly Christian soldiers.

To get a sense of what a long shot this might’ve seemed like to Shabazz, consider the numbers: He’s one of only 10 Muslim chaplains in the entire U.S. military; of the Army’s 1,400 or so chaplains, just five are Muslim.

“When you get the call saying you have been bestowed a division, the news is kind of like, unearthly,” Shabazz said. “The list is so small and it’s such a tough cut.”

Comment: In conclusion I will give you this one last paragraph from the post as an example of the expectations apparently the military is to make:

Shabazz’s switch in faiths didn’t exactly go smoothly with the military, either. He had to write memos for even the smallest religious accommodation, such as time to perform the traditional Friday prayers. He’d fast during the holy month of Ramadan, though his schedule called for grueling work in the field. Ravenous by the end of the day, he’d come to the mess hall only to find pork chops. He’d raise concerns with his superiors from time to time, but made little ground.

The Department of Defense counts more than 6,000 self-identified Muslims currently serving, from a total of 1.3 million active-duty and more than 800,000 guard and reserve members.
Read more here with a video: McClatchy


12 Responses to “Army puts Muslim Cleric in charge of 14,000 soldiers religious needs”

  1. Chaplain Alliance asks Army Secretary to rescind last hour Obama Army Directive | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] Army puts Muslim Cleric in charge of 14,000 soldiers religious needs March 1, 2017 — bunkerville […]


  2. Mustang Says:

    Islam is a plague upon the earth; now it is also a plague upon the military. BTW how’s that political correctness working?

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      6000 muslims now in the military. That should work out swell after they get their 5 breaks a day, and special accommodation for Ramadan.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

    I don’t understand how this can be. According to the rules of the military and the rules of islam, this man cannot perform the duties of that position. They directly contradict each other.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      I can’t imagine why anyone would think this is an ok idea. As you say there is a cnflict

      Liked by 1 person

      • Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

        The shocking irrationality and insanity of these people has stretched my credulity to it’s snapping point….and, I’m talking literally, here.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Just Simply Linda Says:

    Enlighten me how this will work….my husband is a chaplain…and the rules and red tape will make one shudder. Another thunk, Bunk…shaking my head.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      An earlier post of mine went through all of the Muslims who have caused difficulties while in the service.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Just Simply Linda Says:

        I was being sarcastic😉. ( I think you prb. Figured that,lol)–I just don’t think that religion will work with the military code/standards.just saying….

        Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        A good way for the military to be infiltrated. I wondered about your comment to say the least!


  5. petermac3 Says:

    This wil most likely morph into a Muslim recruitment ploy no different than the Muslim prison chaplains along with burqa clad women cruising america’s malls but not buying anything. Trump, where are you? We may already know the answer….

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Trump let us down on this one. So apparently we won’t be fighting any wars during Ramadan. What is it, bowing down 5 times a day while they are shooting at fellow Muslims? You are right, a recruitment tool and it will turn out just like the Muslim Psychiatrist that murdered so many at Fort Hood where a civilian woman police officer took him down because no soldier had a weapon.

      Liked by 1 person

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