U.S. Army Gives Mostly-Christian Group of 14,000 Soldiers a Muslim Chaplain

US Army Gives Mostly-Christian Group of 14000 Soldiers a Muslim Chaplain

While the election of President Donald Trump has slowed down the advance of politically correct nonsense in America, it hasn’t stopped it completely.

In the latest example of questionable liberal policies that are aimed more at looking good than at getting good results, a Muslim chaplain has been put in charge of spiritual guidance for roughly 14,000 American soldiers, most of whom are Christian, McClatchy reported.

Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz has been appointed chaplain to the Army’s 7th Infantry Division, stationed near Tacoma, Washington, and will now be overseeing the spiritual affairs of Christian soldiers. Does anyone else see a potential problem with this? Since when was it proper to have a Muslim provide religious guidance to a Christian?

“For me, a regular old guy from Louisiana, I look to the heavens and say, ‘Why me?’” Shabazz recounted. “As the day gets closer, I’m sure I’ll have more anxiety and think about it more. I’m extremely proud to have been on this journey for 20 years and never would’ve imagined that I’d be chosen to be the first (division-level Muslim chaplain).

Military Times noted that Shabazz saw this as an opportunity to “change perceptions” about Islam within the military, as well as a chance to reach out to those who are thinking of converting to Islam.

A convert who was raised as a Christian, Shabazz (formerly known as Michael Barnes), said he continued to attend church services with his family, “an important part of reaching across the aisle … It would be improper for me to disrespect something that instilled in me so much of who I am.”

According to the Department of Defense, there are only roughly 6,000 Muslims serving in the United States military, WND reported. The Army has five Muslim chaplains, and the military in its entirety only 10.

If a Muslim wants to serve in the military, we have no problem with that. And, of course, having Muslim chaplains available to serve the needs of those soldiers also makes sense. However, there is a serious issue with putting a Muslim chaplain in charge of spiritually helping thousands of Christians.

Instead of doing this, the military should provide these soldiers with a chaplain of each faith so they are all represented. Instead, liberal political correctness has prevailed.

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Source: conservativetribune.com

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