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Friday, 1 December 2017
Exclusive: The Crusader Sub-Culture in the US Military
The US military’s “Islam problem” captured news headlines even beforeWired.com‘s 2012 breaking story about a military course teaching soldiers that the USA was at “war with Islam.” Since 2007 theMilitary Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF)and its founderMikey Weinsteinhave diligently documented violations of religious freedom within the military. During that time many of MRFF’s documentation of violations have included cases of anti-Islam/Muslim propaganda and activities.
In addition to these very troubling stories reported in the mainstream press and by rights organizations, Islamophobia Today has uncovered facts indicating that the pervasive “Crusader” sub-culture within the ranks of Islamophobes isn’t limited to internet forums and blogs but also exists within the US Military.
Anti-Muslim/Islam and pro-Crusader themes tied to military-use paraphernalia, including: T-Shirts, insignias, bullet coating, rifle scope cases as well as tattoos inscribed “Kafir,” and “Infidel” have become common within a sub-set of the US military.