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|1 year ago :: Jan 29, 2012 - 3:21PM #1|
Retired Lieutenant General William G. :Jerry" Boylin has been invited to speak at a West Point prayer breakfast. General Boykin is known for anti-Islamic statements such as the United States should ban mosques Link 1, Islam should not be a protected by the First Amendment Link 2, there can be no interfaith dialogue between Muslims and Christians Link 3, He has also made comments such as, "George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the United States. He was appointed by God." Link 4, and that President Obama was using the Health care act to build an army of browshirts loyal only to him. Link 5.
There are Muslim cadets at West Point and the last thing they need is to have to listen to an Islamophobic bigot criticize their religion and proselytize for Christianity. Such a prayer breakfast at military institutions are supposed to be non-sectarian, and General Boykin is anything but.
"When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of its happiness: When these things can be said, then may the country boast its constitution and its government." -- Thomas Paine: The Rights Of Man (1791)