MRFF Researchers Aid Client in Successfully Removing Religious Slogan Patch from Gate Security Personnel Uniforms in Middle Eastern Deployment

August 11, 2020

An active duty officer and MRFF client contacted President/Founder Mikey Weinstein regarding his well-founded security concerns due to the use, on deployment within the Middle East, of a uniform patch emblazoned with an overtly religious slogan. This client very succinctly described his concerns in an email on August 7, 2020:

Keep in mind that <location withheld> is a base in the Middle East. We are in a host nation that is predominantly Muslim, close to countries where we are fighting extremists, and need to keep the <Middle Eastern country> on our list of friends. It is extremely important we do not come off as religious warriors on a mission from a God. While the patch’s use of the word “God” is technically not specific to one religion, the U.S. phrase on a U.S. uniform will obviously be interpreted by most as the Christian deity. We can’t have the <Middle Eastern country> feel in any way we are here as Christians vs. Muslims. Also, we can’t have terrorists see this patch and use it as propaganda in saying the religious U.S. is waging a religious war against the Muslim religion. Furthermore, it isn’t just U.S. military personnel that passes through the gate. There are many locals who work on base, many of whom are Muslim, who will see that patch. We can’t be telling our host nation that we are here as “Religious Warriors.”

MRFF’s dedicated researchers provided this client with extremely valuable information regarding the use of religious apparel patches on military uniforms under current U.S. Military regulations and policies. The client was able to incorporate this information in an official complaint within their chain-of-command. Based on this information, the installation’s Executive Officer called their military unit’s Security Manager and immediately ordered the religious slogan patches be removed. In response, the MRFF client emailed on August 11, 2020, “Thank you Mikey for providing the exact ammunition I needed to get immediate results in defending the U.S. constitution!”

 


 

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4 Comments

  1. Allan Baumann

    Who cares what Muslims think. The Muslims in our nation have no problem wanting to destroy our nation from within or care about Christians or Jews think, ala Islamic radicals like Omar and Tlaib.

  2. Grey One Talks Sass

    Children, while I know Allan Baumann has the right to hold hateful thoughts in their heart I don’t have to like what they think.

    Also – while Allan will disagree with me such thoughts can not be the foundation of our laws. While not perfect, our Constitution encapsulates the ideal of each citizen sharing equal rights and responsibilities. We are to treat each other with respect and honor in the public square, even if in private we can’t stand each other.

    The alternative is to return to barbarism and might makes right.

    My vote is to behave like an adult, to leave behind my adolescent ways of demanding my own way – which never works in the long term, amirite?

    We need to use our skills – sharing, remembering to think before we speak, taking care of ourselves, and once we are in good shape to extend the caring for others.

    When I find life becomes hateful and complicated I return to the simple things which matter. Love matters kids. It is important.

    PS – while my brain chooses the ideals of the Constitution my heart is hoping for barbarism. I really want a grenade launcher for my car. What can I say? I like explosions.

  3. Grey One Talks Sass

    Jester, I’m not a better person because I really want to end those like Allan Baumann, which I know makes me no better but, but, everybody has one and they all at one time or another stink.

    Sigh.

    However, how else to respond to a person who practices oppression as easily as they butter their toast? And even have a rule, a golden one, warning do unto others as they would have them do unto you.

    Come on!!!!?!!!

    And the wise mind intervenes to remind my dark side about the benefits of sharing. They project pictures of great things accomplished by We The People when we are focused.

    I’m doing the best that I can and I know I can do better.

  4. G

    Baumann, you have Christians like Trump, Reagan, the two Bushes, the Koch brothers, the American CEOs who have been destroying the nation for the last 40 years not the mention other nations as well when you look at the history of this country. We don’t need outside enemies to destroy this country. Christians can do this by themselves.

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