The Wahhabi Trojan Horse in the U.S. Military
Chaplain Corps within the
majority of Americans are religious – men and women of faith. Consequently, a
majority of our fighting men and women also are people of faith. The Chaplain
assigned to a unit serves as the focal point for the faith needs of the men and
women in that unit. Most believing Americans are Christian in one form or
Currently, the largest Muslim segment is black, rising out of the Black Muslim movement of the 1960s; but we also have a significant Bosnian element and a growing Muslim population originating in the Arab world, which in general terms includes all of the Middle East (except Israel), and North Africa.
From a logistics perspective within the Chaplain Corps, it is not possible for the services to place a Chaplain of each faith group in every unit. Instead, Chaplains learn to minister to every faith, at least in the sense that they can meet the immediate needs of men and women preparing for battle.
When a young military man or woman faces another kind of problem outside of the immediate military situation, then the local Chaplain can call in one of his colleagues from the appropriate faith to deal with the specific situation. In this sense, Chaplains work closely together to serve their combined flocks.
All Chaplains have at least a four-year college degree, some type of formal training within their specific faiths, and some level of experience ministering to congregations. Within the military community, each service determines how the available Chaplain billets are allocated among the different faiths. Normally, the allocation is between Christian (including all the various denominations), Jewish, Buddhist, and Muslim, according to some formula.
Within the individual religious faiths, and their denominations, each determines its own qualifications for a chaplaincy. Depending on the structure and nature of a specific faith, an appointment may be formalized through a certification board, or as informal as through an individual application by a practicing minister.
Because the people coordinating Chaplain admissions in all the services typically have a Christian background, with a growing Jewish representation, they tend not to be very knowledgeable about the other faiths. It is natural, therefore, that they should turn to organizations that are knowledgeable to qualify Chaplains from these faiths.
early July 2002, the U.S. Air Force asked the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
for assistance in recruiting Muslim Chaplains. On
Since 13 Muslim Chaplains were active before the involvement of ISNA, it is reasonable to assume that their endorsement by ISNA was pro forma. This cannot be assumed about the following four, however.
Why should this matter?
ISNA has been in the forefront of American Islam. It has represented itself as
the voice of moderation in the war of words surrounding Islamic terrorism. This
is probably why the Air Force considered the ISNA an appropriate source for
vetting information. My research has uncovered the additional fact that the ISNA
relies upon the
major player in all these interactions is Dr. Jamal Barzinji, the Director of
GSISS, and board member of GSISS and a related moderate organization, the
International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). He is a well-known,
articulate spokesman for moderate Islamic interests in
Just one year ago, on March 20, 2002, a U.S. Treasury Task Force called Operation Green Quest raided an interrelated group of Islamic Wahhabi interests in northern Virginia Among these were the Herndon, Va., offices of Dr. Barzinji, and the Saar Foundation, created by wealthy Saudi Suleiman Abdul Al-Aziz al-Rajhi.
Saar Foundation is connected to a former Swiss shell company, Al-Taqwa, whose
leading figures included a notorious neo-Nazi and Islamist, Ahmed Huber (the
term Islamist refers to Wahhabi-inspired international Islam that is both
fundamentalist and terrorist oriented). Al-Taqwa had transferred operations to
Green Quest linked
put things into perspective, in 1998
Barzinji is a trustee and officer of Amana Mutual Funds Trust in
of these interrelated individuals and groups matter within the context of this
article, because they show up behind the benign façade of the two organizations
that are responsible for credentialing any Muslim cleric who becomes a
pass that by once again: Evidence underthed in the past year strongly suggests
that Wahhabi Muslim extremists
indirectly control the vetting procedure for all Muslim Chaplains in the
implications for this are staggering. On
we have in place however, is a mechanism that practically guarantees that this
will happen with increasing frequency. We already know that a properly motivated
Muslim terrorist will willingly kill himself in order to take out an important
Chaplains have the ability to influence personnel assignments. With proper
manipulation, several “sleeper” Chaplains can arrange for a significant
number of undercover terrorists to be prepositioned so that they can cause
maximum damage to our command structure.
commander Gen. Tommy Franks is a regular guy who openly moves among his troops
when he is in theater. How difficult would it be for a determined undercover
terrorist functioning as a soldier or Marine nearby to assassinate him in a
have no evidence that any of the 17 Muslim Chaplains currently serving in the
is a wake-up call. We must address this potential problem forthwith to ensure
that no terrorists have slipped into the ranks of our brave men and women in
harms way in
do any less would be criminally negligent.