Active Duty USAF General and USAF Academy Graduate – Air Force Academy Team Football Praying

From: Active Duty USAF General and USAF Academy Graduate

Subject: Air Force Academy Team Football Praying

Date: November 30, 2015 at 5:04:02 PM MST

To: Information Weinstein <[email protected]>

Mr. Weinstein, as you know I am an active duty AF general officer stationed at (military installation withheld) with (number withheld) years of active duty service not including my 4 years as a cadet at our alma mater the Air Force Academy. I fully endorse the points made below by the former AF general officer and the current active duty AF senior officer. I just wanted to add that I am not a lawyer or JAG as you are and were. Regardless of the constitutional “legalities” of essentially the entire USAFA football team praying so visibly en masse in public before the game, the optics of that striking visual “message”is just completely unacceptable for the rest of the nation and the world to see. The reasons are made clear below but the very real fear of our Islamic fundamentalist enemies capitalizing on the whole AF football team praying, in order to reinforce their jihadist narrative, is the most consideration important from my view. There is a line here of course, as discussed below by the other two correspondents. However,  the objectionable behavior which is the subject of my e-mail to you here is way over that line. The optics are not just bad but potentially deadly.

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