This is the tale of a story, and an non-story that is part of the story. Recently, the US Military released proposed guides for troops suggesting that part of not being tolerant of Islam involves criticizing pedophilia, and supporting the rights of women. That’s right, criticizing pedophilia and supporting the rights of women is apparently intolerant! Cain TV has more…
According to the proposed manual:
“Many of the confrontations occur because of [coalition] ignorance of, or lack of empathy for, Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms, resulting in a violent reaction from the [Afghan security force] member”
This sort of “when in Rome” mindset might not be so bad, if it ended there. After all, when your military is stationed in a foreign country, the ‘hearts and minds’ argument comes into play. However, the journal includes a list of taboo topics that will likely make the average American’s blood boil.
According to one passage, U.S. troops should be careful about espousing their values. The list of things that might get them killed includes:
“Making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism toward Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”
Seriously? Our troops are too anti-pedophilia and too pro-women’s rights?
These aren’t simply “American values.” These are obvious, rudimentary, human rights. Clamping down the condemnation of child rape because of some idiotic cultural relativism is absolutely sick.
Now, of course, when we speak of women’s rights, we mean voting, education, the right to not be raped and being murdered for being raped, or to be married off at age six, or any of the other “tenants” of Islam. Getting other people to pay for your $9 birth control pills is not a right, it’s an insult to every woman who is raped, tortured, and murdered.
And here is the non-story that is part of the story…
Surely, the Tammies have something to say about this, right?
OK then, I guess they’ll cover it right after the story about how female babies are being murdered for being females? Oh, I guess they won’t!