Pam Geller Lies. Film at 11.


Pam Geller is lying. I’m sure that will come as a huge shock to you, but it’s true. U.S. military personnel in Bahrain have been educated on the laws in that country during Ramadan. Geller thinks that means that they’re being “forced to adhere to Sharia.”

Our troops must adhere to the Shariah during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Bahrain and other Muslim countries. Stars and Stripes reported last Thursday that “U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.”

Stars and Stripes also published a list of “Things to Know during Ramadan,” including: “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”; “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”; and “It’s customary to say ‘Ramadan Kareem’ during Ramadan.”

Here’s the Stars and Stripes article she’s talking about. All it says is that they were told what the law was in Bahrain so they don’t get arrested when they’re off base.

For the 8,200 U.S. personnel living here, and those serving throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility — including servicemembers, civilian personnel, contractors and family members — the month may require changing some daily routines.

Businesses and government offices will reduce hours and most restaurants will be closed during daylight hours.

While not required to fast during Ramadan, in Bahrain, Americans can be fined or detained by local authorities for eating, drinking or smoking in public when off-base during daylight hours.

So they’re telling American personnel how to avoid breaking local laws and getting arrested and Geller turns that into “ZOMG! Obama is making our soldiers follow Sharia law!” She’s lying. As usual.

Comments

  1. says

    I grew up a military brat, with my father in the Army. We had a couple overseas postings, and it was always the policy to advise us to obey local laws when off base. Because that’s the only policy that makes any sense at all. If your policy were “US servicemen don’t have to obey local laws, because they’re stupid,” you’ll quickly find yourself with your servicemen arrested anyway, plus a host country that is suddenly declining to host your military base anymore.

  2. D. C. Sessions says

    You have to admit that Ms. Geller has a point, though. We expect our American troops to die for us at need, and there’s nothing that an American soldier can do that’s more valuable than dying for Ms. Geller’s faith.

  3. Chiroptera says

    Meanwhile, here in the US Geller’s supporters expect everyone to suck up to Christian Protestants’ expectations when out in public.

  4. D. C. Sessions says

    Meanwhile, here in the US Geller’s supporters expect everyone to suck up to Christian Protestants’ expectations when out in public.

    At least they’re consistent: they assert their Christian Privilege™ absolutely everywhere and over everyone without exception.

  5. colnago80 says

    Re D. C. Sessions @ #2

    We expect our American troops to die for us at need, and there’s nothing that an American soldier can do that’s more valuable than dying for Ms. Geller’s faith.

    Since Ms. Geller is of the Jewish persuasion, I somehow doubt that the Christian Taliban expects US Soldiers to die for her faith.

  6. cptdoom says

    Since Ms. Geller is of the Jewish persuasion, I somehow doubt that the Christian Taliban expects US Soldiers to die for her faith.

    I suppose that means she’s fine with Christian students being “forced” to observe Jewish holidays by having those days off school?

  7. colnago80 says

    RE cptdoom @ #6

    I can’t speak for other school systems but Jewish students in Los Angeles were excused from school on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to attend synagogue services. Otherwise the schools remained open.

  8. Budbear says

    @ #7

    In NYC the public schools were, and have been since I can remember*, closed on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur.

    *Truman was the president.

  9. colnago80 says

    Re #8

    It’s possible that Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, which was about 80% Jewish, was closed on those holidays but other high schools most definitely were not.

  10. laurentweppe says

    Since Ms. Geller is of the Jewish persuasion, I somehow doubt that the Christian Taliban expects US Soldiers to die for her faith.

    Miss Geller is a white supremacist with a fetich for colonial abuse: the window-dressing may be slightly different, but at its core, her faith and the Christian Talibans’ are one and the same.

  11. dingojack says

    I wonder if somewhere in Bahrain there’s some male* equivalent of Bachmann whining that their diplomatic staff** in America are advised that ‘jaywalking’ can lead to being arrested and fined?
    Dingo
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    * not female, naturally
    ** and military personnel too I suppose (attached to embassies or in the US for training etc.)

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