RUSH: Here’s another example, ladies and gentlemen. From the Cybercast News Service: “Pentagon Evangelism Called ‘National Security Threat.’ Christian military officers who share their faith at work in the Pentagon pose a threat to national security, according to a group that advocates for religious neutrality in the military.” Yeah. Religious neutrality in the military. That’s why we have to build separate religious facilities for Muslim soldiers, religious neutrality. Who are these people? Well, stand by. I’ll tell you. “Public displays of faith by high-ranking military officers project an image of a Christian nation waging war on non-Christians, both inside and outside the United States, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation said Monday.”
Now, who the hell are they? And why does anybody care? How does the Military Religious Freedom Foundation get any news coverage? They’re just a bunch of liberals, once again attacking the institution of the US military. The organization’s president is a guy actually named Mikey Weinstein.
He said this created an “internal national security issue every bit as great as the one we’re fighting outwardly.” Listen to this quote. “‘The jihadists, the insurrectionists, everybody from the head of Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, the al-Aqsa martyrs brigades, they see us as invading American imperialists and crusaders,’ Mikey Weinstein told a news conference in Washington, DC. Weinstein is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy who has been critical of proselytizing at the academy, called for an investigation of several officers who appeared in a promotional video for a Christian organization while in uniform.”
Let me just ask you this question. Go at this a different way. How many of you identify right off the bat what is inherently wrong about this whole complaint? You know, here’s the thing, Mikey. And by the way, I’m not calling him Mikey — that’s the name that’s in the story, M-i-k-e-y. Let me just tell you, Mikey, and all the other pacifists like you out there, I personally don’t give a rat’s rear end what Hamas or Hezbollah or the Islamic Jihad or the al-Aqsa Martyr Brigades see in the United States military. I don’t care whether they like the US military or not. The goal of our military is not to make our enemies like us. I can’t believe I’m even having to point this out. The goal of our military is to kill these people before they kill us, Mikey, and our allies.
Now, Mikey, here’s a news flash for you, pal. I don’t like Hamas. I don’t like Hezbollah. I don’t like Islamic Jihad. I don’t like the al-Aqsa Martyr Brigades, I don’t like Al-Qaeda. I don’t like any Islamofascist. I don’t like them! Why isn’t their responsibility, Mikey, to convert me into someone who likes them? Why is the burden on us, Mikey, to make our enemies love us, particularly our military? Our militaries are not emissaries of anything but death and broken stuff. I don’t like these people, Mikey. You know what? I see them as invading, murdering, uncompromising heathens. I see them as the enemy. Mikey, instead of calling a press conference in Washington, DC, why don’t you take your group over there and go meet with Hamas and Hezbollah and the Islamic Jihad, and the al-Aqsa Martyr Brigades, and anybody from Al-Qaeda you can find, and why don’t you convince them that they have to give up their religion in their armies so that we will like them more? Who in the world are you, Mikey, to go on this press conference tour and say that our military has to ban religious activity in the Pentagon because it might offend the enemy?
Would you like to go over and try this on the enemy? Go over there and meet with Hassan Nasrallah. Say, “Hassan, we want to promote world peace here. If you would just drop your religion, get rid of the turban, it scares Americans. They think you’re trying to take over the world with your militant Islamic beliefs. Get your religion out of it, Hassan.” And then tell that to Hamas. And go tell it to bin Laden and al-Zawahiri. No, not going to doing that, we’re going to tell it to the United States, the good guys. We’re going to punish the United States because there are Christian religious people in the Pentagon.