Can the Brits possibly get any more ridiculous in their cow-towing to Islamic Jihadists? They actually apologized for teaching their soldiers how to fight Islamic terrorists hiding in a mosque by, of all things, USING A MOSQUE for training? I mean, how are they supposed to train for this all-too-common mission? Use a mock up of a synagogue? Or, maybe, a supermarket? Come on now, the soldiers have to be prepared for what they will face in real, life-and-death combat situations. Here, in the Middle East, i.e. iraq, Islamic terrorists hide in mosques. They use mosques as command and control centers. They use mosques to store weapons and explosives. They use mosques as covers for underground escape tunnels and bunkers. The soldiers WILL have to face the enemy, sooner or later, in a mosques. they need to be trained properly for that, even if it might offend the religious ultra-sensitivities of a few Muslims…and lose a few Muslim votes for those standing in the soon-to-come British parliamentary elections. The lives of the “good guys” are more important than any of these abstract or political concerns.
Therefore, it would seem to me…no apologies necessary…
British army says it did not intend to use structures that resemble mosques for training
Reprinted from Ynetnews.com/AP
The British military has apologized for offending a Muslim group by using structures resembling mosques at a target range.
The military says it did not intend for the structures to look like mosques and that the structures were not actually being fired on.
The Bradford Council for Mosques is calling for the immediate removal of the structures at the Bellerby firing range at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, 250 miles (400 kilometers) north of London.
The group’s chief executive, Mohammed Saleem Khan, says it is obvious the structures look like mosques.
Military officials said Thursday they want to meet with the Muslim group to explain that no offense was intended. Officials have not said whether the structures will be removed.
Elsewhere, earlier this week, it was reported that President Barack Obama’s advisers will remove religious terms such as “Islamic extremism” from the central document outlining the US national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror, counterterrorism officials said.
The change is a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventative war and currently states: “The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century.”
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