According to recent reports, our men and women in uniform are being forced to obey certain laws designated by Shariah during the month of Ramadan in Bahrain and other Muslim countries. Our troops have been forced to sit through lessons on Islam from an Islamic cultural adviser at the Naval Support Activity. They have been banned from eating, drinking, alcohol, and smoking during the month of Ramadan, are being forced to adjust their uniforms to meet the modesty requirements of Shariah.
It seems odd that the focus of the Obama administration would be on virtually converting our soldiers rather than focusing on the terrorist organizations we are supposed to be fighting. Not to mention, where are the special accommodations for Christianity and Judaism?
Read the list of other Things to Know that our soldiers received, provided courtesy of Stars and Stripes.
Things to Know During Ramadan:
Eating, drinking, chewing and smoking in public are civil offenses in some Islamic countries.
Men should wear long sleeves and pants. Women’s sleeves should extend below the elbow and pants or skirts should cover the knees.
Avoid critical remarks about fasting or any religious practice.
Most restaurants will be closed except those in 4- and 5-star hotels.
Businesses alter and reduce hours during the day; some open at night until early morning hours.
Arabs are good hosts and may offer you food or refreshments during daylight hours. Such offers should be declined.
All consumption of alcohol by U.S. military personnel is prohibited at any off base public venue in the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility during Ramadan.
It’s customary to say ‘Ramadan Kareem’ during Ramadan