US troops in Mideast told to abide by sharia law during Ramadan

Didn’t critics of anti-sharia laws, including Muslims, swear that sharia law only applies to Muslims? Religion of intolerance. If it ain’t halal, they don’t tolerate it. via Troops in Mideast given guidance on Ramadan – Middle East – Stripes.

As Muslims prepare to observe the holy month of Ramadan with fasting and prayer, U.S. troops across the Middle East are being reminded to respect the customs of the societies around them. Among the guidelines: Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum in public during the daily fast, and dress appropriately: no shorts or short skirts.

During Ramadan, which this year begins Aug. 1, Muslims refrain from eating or drinking between sunup and sundown.

Among guidance issued to U.S. military deployed in Muslim majority countries, the Bahrain-based command of U.S. Navy 5th Fleet posted guidance for sailors and their family members to heed during Ramadan when off base.

U.S. personnel are not expected to fast during Ramadan, but community members must refrain from eating, chewing gum, drinking water, smoking or chewing tobacco in public during daylight hours, according to 5th Fleet. “‘In public’ includes riding in a bus or car (even your own), walking or exercising,” according to the 5th Fleet’s Facebook page. “Eating, drinking or smoking by a non-Muslim in public during the day is considered a civil offence by many local laws, which may result in a fine or confinement.”

Alcohol consumption by U.S. military personnel in any off-base venue is prohibited during the holiday, with the exception of USO/MWR facilities, private off-base dwellings, or hotel rooms occupied by troops who are transferring or on a business trip.

Shorts are prohibited while off base during Ramadan as well, according to 5th Fleet, and women are required to wear pants or skirts long enough to cover their knees when seated.

Fifth Fleet spokesman Lt. Frederick Martin said this week that the command sends out Ramadan guidance annually.

“When in public, both in Bahrain and elsewhere in the 5th Fleet area of operations, Ramadan brings increased cultural and legal restrictions, which we, as guests in these countries, are expected to adhere to,” Martin said in an email.

In Kuwait and Qatar, U.S. 3rd Army provides training to troops, and also instructs them not to eat, drink, smoke or chew tobacco while off-base, spokesman Capt. James Sweeney said in an email.

“They are also warned that these actions are punishable under local law,” he said.

In Iraq, personnel are encouraged not to eat, drink or smoke in the presence of Muslims during the daytime hours, according to U.S. Forces-Iraq spokesman 1st Lt. Joseph Larrew.

“Also, any troops conducting meetings with Iraqis are encouraged to do so earlier in the day to be considerate to their needs,” he said in an email.

While NATO troops in the field across Afghanistan are not restricted from eating, drinking or smoking outside the wire, they are made aware of the holiday, according to Air Force Maj. Deb Balentine, a spokesman for the coalition’s International Security Assistance Force.

Troops are encouraged to be sensitive to the importance of fasting and not to eat or drink in front of Afghan citizens, she said.

They are also told to be aware of the limits fasting may put on Afghan police or soldiers’ abilities to conduct operations or train, she said.

A Defense Department press release Tuesday said Afghan soldiers and Marines from 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in Helmand province were planning to distribute more than 1,200 bags of wheat grain to the local population.

“The Ramadan holiday is part of the daily life of every Afghan person,” 1st Lt. Paul Mooney, the assistant civil affairs team leader for 1/3, said in the release. “Showing we respect the holiday will help the perception of Marines to positively change.”

When in the Middle East, abide by sharia. When elsewhere, demand sharia in everything you do.

36 Responses

  1. It is time for the United States to leave this country when the enemy is now telling us when to eat and sleep and the President of the U.S…………..agrees!

  2. I see a wonderful parking lot made of glass whenever I look at the middle east on a map.

  3. horseshit.

  4. Thank God I left Iraq before these onerous rules were in place. What should scare everybody though is the possibility of these restrictions being put in place here in America by President “Hussein” and the libturd Demos as some sort of bizzare “cultural sensitivity” plan. Most likely though, these sort of measures would originate on the local level in places like Dearborn Michigan, even Berkely California by libturd supporters.Can you even inmagine Baca’s LA County Sheriffs Office enforcing such ordinances? I can.

    • I’m glad you did, too. I wish we could remove the rest of our good soldiers from the grasp of the Jihadi spider, too. Islam destroys. and I fear it has taken hold of our high command. I hope the average soldier sees through all this propaganda and understands that our present government is not for the American people or the constitution. God help us and our military.

  5. The military leadership has gone totaly OFF THE MOUNTAIN. WHERE ARE THE GEORGE PATON’S WHEN WE NEED THEM. LOCK AND LOAD.

  6. Why did we never build the Neutron Bomb? Ohhh yeah, the 2nd worst President EVER (Jimmy Carter) cancelled it. I say we build it in mass qty’s and drop them in Mecca & Medina!

  7. During Ramadan, Muslim men are not supposed to wear gold jewelry.
    Let’s all watch Obama to see if he’s wearing his gold wedding band and gold watch.

    • I’ll be watching. Muslims aren’t supposed to wear gold they think its bad for them. at least thats what they tell me. LOL!!

      • Muslim men are not allowed to wear silk or gold- those two things are reserved for women. This applies all year not just during ramadan.

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  9. first off let me correct the writter of this story right off the bat THERE IS NOTHING HOLY ABOUT ISLAM……it was concieved and written by none other the devil and his imp! and another thing here our days as a world power are OVER……..cannt you fools see the writting on the wall?

    • I agree with u totally .. It is of the devil and so is our leaders in the usa now and have been for years. I dont think obumma has the guts to try and enforce this here in the usa, there would be massive riots and death and revolution would be on for sure..

  10. I would consider the military leaders that are enforcing our men and women to follow these restrictions to be traitors of the usa and our men and women should and need to revolt against them immediately. If i were still in the Air Force I would go awol before I ever accepted to abide by sharia law, f that.

  11. Why am I not surprised? This should not be going on. How much more will the military put up with?????

    This is off topic but….. I was watching liberals going after the Mormons who are now being prosecuted for child abuse. And Jeffers and his followers should be. But what they do is not as bad as what “The Prophet” wrote about in the Koran. Where is the outrage there? Why is pedophilia OK for one “religious leader” and not another? Think about it.

  12. What should happen is we should DEMAND these countries respect our tradition to eat and drink. If they don’t, we should jump up and down on the street, waving placards with words along the lines of “kill anyone who disrespects the West!!”. We should be pushing for building churches in every corner of their countries, and in particular, pushing for building a large church in Mecca, for “interfaith understanding and peace”.

    To fail to put the same sort of demands on muslim countries as they try to put on us, and think that this “oh, if we just show them more respect they will do the same” bullshit is going to work, is naive and outright stupid.

  13. What is wrong with those islamics? They want U.S. to protect, to develop and enriched their islamic country and yet at the same time placed so much irrational restriction, all in the name of furthering their political/economic islamic agenda that selfishly benefitting only their islamic tribes.

    • There are many things “wrong” with islamists. I could insert a long list here outlining all the stupidities of their ideology. What’s more scary though is, and what WE should ask, is “what’s wrong with US and OUR stuuuupid political correctness??”. We’re the ones who allow the horrible ideology of islam to spread like wildfire. Cheers

    • Bunch of ingrates.

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  15. Time to withdraw from those countries….Do not protect them any longer. Don’t allow them to come here.

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  17. THE CAMEL’S NOSE IS OFFICIALLY IN THE TENT IN MICHIGAN!!!

    We must be a bunch of idiots (present company not included). When in the hell did we start bowing to every ethnic group out there. I have noticed anytime any American travels to these foreign countries, we must abide by their rules and habits, such as the soldiers that went over to Iraq, they could not consume any liquor because of the country’s prohibiting customs. We should follow the same tact, when these individuals come to the states to visit or immigrate, they should abide by our customs.

    Subject: THE CAMEL’S NOSE IS OFFICIALLY IN THE TENT IN MICHIGAN!!!

    I actually called the Michigan Dept. of Human Services, but got a busy signal. However, I went to the website for them in the link below and sure enough, on the right side of the page, there is an application for food assistance PDF file in English, Spanish and Arabic! I opened the file to see for myself and it’s there alright.

    Have we gone completely nuts!!?

    THE CAMEL’S NOSE IS OFFICIALLY IN THE TENT IN MICHIGAN!!!
    Muslim men are allowed to have as many as 4 wives. Many Muslims have immigrated into the U.S. and brought their 2-3-or 4 wives with them, but the U.S. does not allow multi marriages, so the man lists one wife as his, and signs the other 2 or 3 up as extended family on welfare and other free Government programs!

    Michigan has the highest population of Muslims in the Unites States. When President Obama took office the United States paid several millions of dollars to have a large number of Palestinians, (All Muslim), immigrated here from Palestine. Why? I have no idea, do you! We don’t pay for other persons to immigrate here, and I’m sure that some of those Muslims moved into Michigan with the large current number of Muslims already established there.

    So now in Michigan when you call the Public Assistance office you are told to “Press 1 for English. Press 2 for Spanish, or Press 3 for Arabic”!
    Every time you add a new language to an American program it requires an additional number of persons fluent in that language to process those persons who refuse to learn English in order to live here at an additional cost to the taxpayer! Why are we even allowing persons to immigrate here who cannot provide for themselves, and putting them in our welfare system?

    Press 3 for Arabic .
    This is quite alarming!!! This seems to have happened clandestinely, for, as far as I know, no public announcement, or opportunity to vote on this was offered to the American people. They’re just adopting an official stance, and very likely using tax-payer money for it, in various capacities, without public knowledge or approval.

    The following link takes you into the State of Michigan Public Assistance page, (as in Food Stamps etc). You won’t have to scroll far before you see the assistance-letters options for…(get this)…..English, Spanish, and ARABIC !!!

    When did the ARABIC option sneak into our culture? Will we soon have to listen to our governmental offices, stores, and other venues offer us the option of “pressing 3 for ARABIC?”

    Check it out for yourself.

    http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5453_5527—,00.html

    Please inform every red-blooded American you know, that this is happening. It is outrageous! The camel’s nose is literally now OFFICIALLY under the tent! YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!!!

  18. I think it is disingenuous to say that the military is being required to abide by Sharia law during Ramadan or at any other time. There are guidelines for public behavior and customs put out by the State Department for any American traveling abroad in an effort to aide them in avoiding a misunderstanding or civil offense while in a foreign country.

    The military is merely providing guidelines to avoid having Americans cause an incident while in a foreign country. Thi

  19. Shit-ria and Ramadan are for MUSLIMS not for non muslims—- even in Ayatollah-land of IRAN- both JEWS and Christians and other non Muslims are allowed to possess and use alcohol- in fact JUDAISM & Catholic require use of wine in their services and celebrations-
    (Iran pretends to freedom of religion)

    So there is no reason why on the bases US servicemen and women cannot have alcohol or pork. Not even an ISLAMIC reason. Thisis the country where Saddam had velvet picturesof naked women in his place- land of HYPOCRITES.IRAq- WHERE mUSLIMS kill each other more than USA ever did…..

    The real question becomes why the hell is this OBAMA admin requiring such? why so much bending over and asskissing of MUSLIMS? even when not required?

    VOTE NOBAMA 2012 like your life depends upon it- it might!
    vote anti immigration for MUSLIMS
    write your reps and tell them NO MUSLIMS in US services and senstive depts like intel etc.
    and NO FUCKING ARABIC or special privileges

    Miami- it’s impossible to get a job if you dont speak Spanish now- even tho most speak ENGLISH or are learning to- if newcomers do not hear ENGLISH, they dont bother to learn.
    this is discrimnatory to all job seekers who do not speak SPANISH especially BLACKS—-This is the plan with ARABIC- soon no Americans will get jobs b/c they will require bilingual ONLY- check the want ads for Miami if you dont believe it- Arabic is not the language of most MUSLIMS anyway- they speak Urdu, Farsi and Indonesian-so it is a bullshit to make USA have the language of KORAn and the cities run by ONLY Mohammedeans.

    We need ENLISH ONLY LAWS NOW. We need strict immigration law like MEXICO has- we want educated, people who have means to support themselves- we do not need a bigger welfare class when Americans are in need of these things nmow the economy is in shambles and so many are jobless.

    No rewards to illegals- no DREAM ACT no families tagging along with them and definitley NO MORE seditious hateful demanding MUSLIMS

  20. Bunch of ungrateful b’tards!

  21. I don’t like it but all this tells me is that other countries are horribly totalitarian. I’m glad I live in the USA.

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  23. This was the case when I was in Saudi Arabia for the first Gulf War. I even had to physically stop a “religious policeman” from beating one of my female soldiers because she had her sleeves rolled up and was exposing her forearms.

    • There must be something wrong with those brutal islamics when they can’t even fight their own Gulf war and have to depend on U.S culture that they hate so much to fight for their endless islamic nonsense in the Gulf/Middle East region.

  24. [...] This comes right after homo- sensitivity indoctrination, forcing hijabs on American females in the field, cooking halal-goats for tribal elders and not eating in front of the Taliban during Ramadan. [...]

  25. We need to ask the current Chief of our Military how it feels to lick the asses of Muslims. I’m personally sick and tired of this BS.

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