Is CAIR Trying to Islamify WWII

Atlas Shrugs brings an interesting article in where there is an honoring of a Muslim US soldier from WWII. The claim is that this soldier, Nazeem Abdul Hakeem fought on the beaches of Normandy.

As most of us, we have no access to easy to read official records of those that did serve on the beaches, so I cannot make any assertation of truth, however I find it highly suspicious as during WWII there was a strong alliance between the Muslim Middle East and Nazi Germany, which Atlas points out.

What I do find interesting, is the need to create a whole memorial service for 3 soldiers who did not perform any significant acts. If they did serve, then great, they join the ranks of every other soldier that served, that does not have a special ceremony dedicated to just them. Did any of these Muslim soldiers being honored do anything more than every other soldier? What acts of heroism did they perform above the call of duty? Is being Muslim and serving in the US Military itself an act worthy of such designation?

Why after 60 years does this man all of sudden rank above the everyday soldier that does his/her job? Someone is playing politics with the memories of those served this country bravely.

This is political correctness at it’s best…

Atlas reports on Bill Warner’s take, as a man who had several of his immediate family serve on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day…

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Look, I am suspect of any World War II veterans group established  in 1997 – uh…… huh? And it is common knowledge that the Muslims were conspiring with the Nazis. FACT. But facts are irrelevant when it comes to the Islamic narrative.

Bill Warner sent me this latest outrage by CAIR — but remember if they keep repeating it, it becomes part of the conventional wisdom. Just ask Israel

Bill writes;

DC: Muslims Veterans to Lay Wreath at WWII Memorial CAIR  11/1/2007     

    (Washington, DC – 11/01/2007) – On Veteran’s Day, American Muslim service members will lay a wreath at the National WWII Memorial to honor Muslims and all those who served in that conflict.

Muslims_vet_bull Additionally, three surviving American Muslim WWII veterans will be honored, including Army Sgt. Nazeem Abdul Hakeem who fought at Normandy.

Who: Muslim American Veterans Association
What: will lay a wreath at the National WWII Memorial to honor American Muslims and others who served in that conflict Where: 17th Street between Constitution and Independence Avenue in Washington D.C.
When: November 11, 2007 (Veterans Day) between 10-11 a.m.

The Muslim American Veterans Association has conducted similar wreath laying at the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials.

For more information: CDR Saleem G. Abdul-Mateen, Muslim American

Bill adds, “I am as close to an expert on the invasion of Normandy as you can get, my father and his 3 brothers were at the invasion of Normandy, my Father (Robert Warner) parachuted into St. Mere Eglise France at 2:30am on 6/06/1944, D-Day, with the 82nd Airborne, there were no Muslim parachuter’s on 6/06/1944.”

Bill Warner’s family

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Bill continues,

My uncle, William Warner, was on a wooden Coast Guard Cutter picking up the wounded in the surf at Normandy Beach under heavy machine gun fire from the Germans, there were no Muslims in the surf of Normandy Beach on 6/06/1944.

Robert, William and Harry Warner were involved in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, James (Medical Corps) probably arrived in the war zone sometime after the initial assault.

From air and sea, Allied troops invaded Normandy’s beaches on June 6, 1944, with 5,300 ships, nearly 11,000 airplanes, about 50,000 military vehicles and 154,000 troops (no Muslims)

The strategy was to establish five beachheads as gateways into the German-occupied territory. The assault eventually opened Western Europe to Allied forces and turned the tide against Adolph Hitler and the Muslim SS Corp run by the Grand Mufti, the Muslims were on the side of the Germans.

For CAIR to make such a out right lie and link WW II Muslims who worked for Hitler to Veterans Day is the most appalling, disgusting out right lie that I have ever heard in my whole life, if you want to file another Defamation/Injunction law suit against me (CAIR), bring it on !

There are NO Muslim heroes at D-Day the invasion of Normandy on 6/06/1944, you (CAIR)  are not going to re-write history !

Bill Warner

The US Defense Department seems to have a different version of events, seems more like a PR campaign to show how were are not against Muslims

Marine Corps’ First Islamic Prayer Center Dedicated

By Samantha L. Quigley
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2006 – Calling freedom of religion a principal right in “a nation of people from all races and creeds who believe in liberty and freedom,” Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England helped the Marine Corps dedicated its first Islamic prayer center here yesterday.

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Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee unveil a plaque to dedicate the new Islamic prayer center at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 6. Photo by Lance Cpl. Kara L. Coonrod, USMC
  

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England offered his congratulations to the Corps and the leadership of Quantico and the chaplain corps for seeing the need for the center, and working to establish it.

The Navy has two Islamic facilities; however, neither is a dedicated facility similar to the one at Quantico, a Defense Department official said. The Air Force has similar centers at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Ramstein Air Base, Germany, according to Air Force public affairs officials. Army information was not available.

Quantico is considered the crossroads of the Marine Corps. The prayer center will help educate many about the Islamic faith while it serves the Islamic community here, England said. Quantico is host to a mixture of U.S. and foreign servicemembers, as well as civilians, Gen. Michael Hagee, commandant of the Marine Corps, said.

“This Islamic prayer center, the first of its kind in the Marine Corps, is really an extension or our ethos, (the) ethos that we take care of one another,” Hagee said. “It is going to provide our Muslim Marines and their families, Muslim Department of Defense civilians and Muslim international military personnel serving with us a proper place for religious services.”

Spiritual devotion is an important component of the profession of arms, as well as important element in quality of life, Hagee said. He added that events like the dedication of the prayer center strengthen the ties that bind.

“I believe that we all share some very important basic values; the respect for human life, the respect for truth and the respect for personal property,” he said.

Rear Adm. Louis Iasiello, chief of Navy chaplains, lent his support to the establishment of the center with a story of Marines and local Iraqi leaders who had gathered in a train terminal south of Baghdad. A Navy chaplain offered a prayer that, “Betrayed neither himself, nor his country, nor his God,” Iasiello said. In fact, the prayer served as an icon of religious respect that united the two groups.

“Today … religious respect takes the form of a center, an Islamic center established to afford those of the Muslim faith the opportunity to pray and worship God in a manner that honors and respects their religious heritage,” he said.

Twenty-four of the 426 Muslim Marines currently serving are stationed at Quantico. This center is a welcome haven for them, Lance Cpl. Mehreena Ahmad said.

“There haven’t been a lot of centers to pray at, but this one’s solely dedicated to us,” she said. “So, we’re just happy that we have a place.”

Staff Sgt. Madyun Shahid echoed her sentiment. “The Marine Corps is recognizing diversity in the Marine Corps, and I’m just happy to have a place … to go worship.”

The prayer center, which was established in an existing structure on the base, is only temporary until an extension to the existing Marine Memorial Chapel is complete. Ground-breaking for the extension is scheduled for fall, and completion is expected in 2008.

Before touring the center with Hagee and Navy Lt. Saiful Islam, Headquarters and Service Battalion chaplain, England acknowledged the long history of Muslim servicemembers defending the United States.

“Their service continues a long and noble tradition,” England said. “Muslim-Americans served in the ships of our Navy and in the U.S. Army in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia, Grenada, Panama and the 1991 Gulf War.”

Some of those veterans of past conflicts were present for the dedication. England acknowledged Army Sgt. Nazeem Abdul Hakeem who fought on the beaches of Normandy in World War II, Air Force Sgt. Gath Noor Kas-Heef, who served during the Korean War, and Army Maj. Christopher Bell who served at Cam Ron Bay in Vietnam.

Also present was Army Sgt. 1st Class Mujaheed Muhammed, who was a Korean War prisoner of war. Captured by Communist forces while assigned to the 15th Infantry’s reconnaissance patrol, he was held from 1952 through 1954.

“Your example of service continues today with the thousands of Muslim Americans in uniform,” England said, recognizing the more than 4,000 Muslims who serve. “These men and women represent the best of our nation.”

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Click photo for screen-resolution image Former Air Force Sgt. Gath Noor Kas-Heef (left), now known as Eman Kas-Heef, and former Army Sgt. Abul Hakeem were present for the June 6 dedication of Marine Corp Base Quantico’s Islamic prayer center. Kas-Heef served during the Vietnam War, and Hakeem fought on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  
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16 Responses

  1. It’s kind of ridiculous to claim “the Muslims” were conspiring with the Nazis in WWII, when you’re talking about a religion of about a billion people (or whatever it was in the 40s). Yea, there were some Muslims who worked with the Nazis, but there were also Muslims who worked with the Allies. Four regiments of the Free French Forces in WWII were made up of nothing but Muslims. And a 1/4th of all troops in the British Indian Army, which took part in the North African & Italian campaigns, as well as Burma, were Muslims. Also various Muslim guerrilla groups operated against the Japanese during the war in what would become Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

  2. Jack, sorry to burst your bubble, but a large group of Muslims participated or allied with Nazi Germany. Amin Al-Husseini is a prime example in the Bosnian region. It is important to note this was Germanies largest military division. Amin Al-Husseini’s signifigance goes far beyond just the Hanzar division of Nazi Germany. It is believed he is the reason the concetration camps became death camps as he was afraid of a mass exodus of Jews from Germany to the Middle East. Additionally he is thought to be the key influencer of the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
    Let’s not forget after the fall of Hitler, many of the fleeing German officers ended up in various muslim countries, given refuge or safe passage to South America. There was obviously a relationship in order to facilitate that.
    As for your couple of claims, only the French Forces matter as the rest were outside the Nazi combat region. Now let’s compare… 4 French regiments of Muslims vs 100,000 initial Muslim troops in the Bosnian Hanzar division… Sounds like an overwhelming number of Muslims for Hitler rather than against Hitler…

  3. You’ve been reading modern Serbian propaganda put out by the likes of Milosevic & Karadzic , convicted war criminals & former communists… The Bosnian Hanzar Division was not the largest Division in the Werchmact nor did it ever have 100,000 Muslims troops. It never numbered more then 20,000 out of Muslim Yugoslav of 3 million. More Serbs served the Nazis in the Serbisches Freilligen Korps then Muslim ever did. And parts of the British Indian Army, including the Muslims, served in North Africa & Italy. Also most fleeing Nazis didn’t go to Muslim countries because most Muslim countries didn’t exist yet, they were still British & French colonies complete with Allied troops, not a good place to hide. It would be alot better if you & CAIR both stopped trying to distort history to serve your political agendas..

  4. I will take your word for it, rather than the historians that have studied it… Not.
    Even if it was only 20000, that is still a large number more than the four regiments you point out in Free France.
    The African region does not matter as that was not a direct military action against Hitlers forces.
    And no, the modern muslim countries did not exist, however the entities that were to become them, the people there and the local leaders were muslims who were sympathetic to the Reich.
    Many Nazi officers went though the middle east whether you like it or not.
    Yoe’ve been reading modern Anti-Semetic propaganda put out by the likes of CAIR and Iran

  5. Jack,
    I forgot to ask why you did not comment on the actual content of the article, why are we honoring 3 men who did nothing significant in their military service. They did not act above the call of duty or display any great degree of bravery beyond the ordinary foot soldier. Why are they being elevated to a status above the rest of those that have served our country? Is being Islamic enough to make them heros worthy of such designation that a normal soldier can not attain such a status?
    Is this simply some PC BS or is there something more to this?
    Where are all the Separist who claim the Constitution forbids the mixing of State and Church, or is it when Islam is involved it is OK to mix?

  6. lol.. Firstly as a pseudo -historian you should know it was ‘Adolf’ Hitler not ‘Adolph’. Secondly many Muslims fought against the Axis powers during WWII and many died in the Allied effort. Such as Nora Baker…. You should also note that Muslims were in the fight against the Axis years before the USA got dragged kicking and screaming into the war. But hey..lets not let common sense and fact get in the way of your ignorance and bigotry ay?

  7. Winston,
    As a pseudo-literate… You should know that the portion of the post you were reading is a quote from another article… That being said, there are variations of the spelling of the name Adolf in different languages…
    As I said in my post, there is barely any record supporting a large number of Muslims fighting for the Axis, there are many claims, but not records to support.

    So try to get you hatred of the facts out of the way and use some common sense…

  8. Muslims fought for the Allies in WWI & WWII. Over 78,000 Muslims were killed in action fighting for the French alone in WWI. There’s a giant monument in Verdun, France commemorating them. France remembers them and their sacrifice even if ignorant people like wasteofmyoxygen don’t.

  9. Dear Ignorant dude, try reading what I wrote…
    What I do find interesting, is the need to create a whole memorial service for 3 soldiers who did not perform any significant acts. If they did serve, then great, they join the ranks of every other soldier that served, that does not have a special ceremony dedicated to just them. Did any of these Muslim soldiers being honored do anything more than every other soldier? What acts of heroism did they perform above the call of duty? Is being Muslim and serving in the US Military itself an act worthy of such designation?

    Also 78,000 muslims over the course of two World Wars is nothing. That is if that is a true number. Can you provide links to prove these numbers.

    Even the BBC in their article does not mention an actual number…
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5114930.stm

  10. Just to clarify dude, the article mentions 72,000 from its colonies, it does not break out how many were muslim verses Jews or Christians or other denominations…

  11. “On June 25, 2006 Voice of America News reported, “France’s President Jacques Chirac has dedicated a memorial to the 600,000 Muslim soldiers who fought for France in World War I. The monument was built in Verdun in northeastern France – site of a 1916 battle considered to be one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the war. Mr. Chirac said Sunday the Verdun army united the French people in all its diversity.”
    http://www.pluralism.org/news/article.php?id=12758

    Muslim troops in the thousands fought for the French & British going back at least 150 years, the world wars was no exception. If you’re going to talk about history, try actually learning some. .

  12. Dude stop with your ignorance. The article is about 3 US Muslim soldiers being honored for doing nothing more that any other soldier did in WWII.
    The Verdun monument is in regard to WWI not WWII.
    Learning history is wonderful, you should try it some time, you should also learn how to read and comprehend what you read and if you want to debate said topic, debate the topic at hand not other topics.
    So before you start babbling on about learning history, again show me where 72,000 Muslims died during WWI and WWII and how many of them died fighting for the Allies in WWI.

  13. In doing research for a speech to be given on Veterans day 08, I found this site. While the men were being recognized on Veterans day it was as much for their lives and contributions to this country after WWII as during. The third individual was a woman in the WAC and the fourth was also a WAC yet not a Muslim she happened to be my mother. We chose to honor them for their contributions to America for over 3/4 of a century. As a twenty year veteran I have earned the right to honor whoever I choose, especially if they have helped to improve the fabric of Ameica. If you are a veteran you should respect that. If not feel free to waste my oxygen.

  14. GIJOE
    Thanks for the morning laugh…
    As I said before they are honoring 3 men solely based on the fact that they are Muslim, not because they did anything above and beyond any other soldier.
    As for your right to honor whoever you want, that is fine and dandy and it is my right to question the motives behind this.
    As for your stupid remark about being a vet and that gives you the right to honor who ever you want and anyone that did not serve does not have the right to disagree with you, that you are going completely against what you fought for… The right to free speech. Thank you for your ignorance.

  15. Who are we to judge who fought on our side in WW2. Millions of soldiers gave their lives to help liberate Europe from the claws of Hitler, and for that we should be thanking and praising them, not judging them. And if you want to get technical, there were thousands of Japanese americans who fought on the allied side in the pacific, and I don’t see you judging them. So why don’t we just leave religion and politics out of this, ok. I mean, give me a break. Who cares what faith or religion a person belonged to. All that matters is that they chose to fight, die, and shed their blood for Europe and the US. In my book, that makes them heroes– nothing more, and cetainly nothing LESS. Please contact me at my email address. I would love to hear what you have to say on what I said, and I’m always up for a good discussion on WW2.

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