Potentially problematic? I would think so. I would hope so. I would think that it would be a wee bit more than "problematic" for a Muslim cleric to even be present during the memorial of our honored dead. I would think that any right thinking American who is made aware of this travesty would also consider the act insidious and despicable to say the least.
How could something like this have been allowed to occur to begin with. There was no place for such an interjection of Islamic salutations into the solemn memorial service for these honored American heroes. They at the least deserved to be honored and remembered by those of their families and those of own faith, absent the presence of the evil that killed them having any say so or any opportunity to tarnish their memories with surreptitiously spoken evil.
This revelation of dishonor is at least equally as evil as the betrayal of our honored dead in Bengazi. It is at least equally as evil as those responsible for the loss of the thirty one special forces killed that day in the downing of one Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan. Americans should have long since demanded an accounting of how that travesty could have occurred. Americans should have long since demanded to know why the Pentagon and the White House turned their backs on these honored dead and walked away absent any serious inquiry to how this occurred to begin with.
The Obama administration not only allows incidents like these to occur, but this administration in fact encourages them to occur in my observation. No investigation was ever conducted by the Pentagon or the White House of the shooting down of the helicopter carrying these honored dead and no investigation will be conducted into the travesty now being revealed of the intentional actions of a Muslim cleric who purposely besmirched their memorial service with the filth of his faux prayers. Equally as important, who in our military permitted such a travesty to occur to begin with and what accountability do they have in the wake of these revelations.
It is time for the American people to be made aware of the conduct and actions of this charlatan who occupies the white house and the man most responsible for allowing and tolerating these attacks and despicable acts against our nation and our people. The same man who has mocked and injured this nation since the first moment he set foot in office of the presidency.
Parents of fallen service members spoke at a press conference on Thursday morning, an event during which they accused the U.S. government of complicity in the deaths of their sons. The families highlighted a number of grievances, including the notion that military brass invited a Muslim cleric to their children’s funeral in 2011 — an imam who they claim “disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen.”Three families of fallen Navy SEAL Team 6 special forces members and one family of an Army National Guardsman held the event at the National Press Club to make this startling allegation, among many others. Their children perished during the fatal Chinook helicopter crash that occurred in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. The presser was an effort, as noted in a press release, to corroborate the notion that the U.S. government is “as much responsible for the deaths of their sons as is the Taliban.”The prayerAs for the claim about the Muslim cleric, the families believe that the faith leader attempted to intentionally sully the memory of their sons by “damning them as infidels to Allah.” The group showed video of the prayer to prove their contentions, complete with translation.Audio from the ceremony, which has been circling for at least a few months, includes a U.S. soldier speaking in English; he begins the ceremony by appealing to the “almighty and awesome God” and goes on to honor the fallen, speaking directly to God and invoking Christian scripture in doing so. After the presiding officer concludes, the imam’s purportedly controversial prayer begins; it is this latter portion that has sparked outrage among the families.On Wednesday, TheBlaze spoke with attorney Larry Klayman who is representing the grieving parents to learn more about the Arabic comments in question. Noting that he has consulted with a certified translator, he paraphrased the meaning of the imam’s words as follows: “That the fallen seals should be damned and go to hell as infidels.”If this translation is valid, the notion that it was spoken over U.S. service members bodies at a funeral is potentially problematic, although it should be noted that the prayer may have been intended only for the Afghan soldiers who perished. Let’s first explore what the Muslims leader said during his sermon. Here’s one translation that has been given of the cleric’s comments (this is the version that Klayman showed at the press conference along with video of the prayer):