Qur'an 5:33—The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement.
The most severe form of "mischief making" is bringing a non-Muslim military to interfere in the affairs of a Muslim country. Has the United States done that, according to Islam? Absolutely. What's the penalty, according to Islam? Death. So if an Afghan Muslim really believes in the Qur'an, what is he commanded to do? Kill American soldiers (and anyone who supports them). Is any of this difficult to figure out? Not a bit.
Yet the U.S. Military now wants everyone to believe that Afghan insider attacks are the result of "cultural insensitivity" on the part of American soldiers. Yes, when a U.S. soldier is gunned down by a supposed ally, he has no one to blame but himself. He should have been more respectful towards the Taliban. If our troops would simply avoid sensitive discussion topics such as women's rights and pedophilia, all would be well.
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Wall Street Journal—American soldiers should brace for a "social-cultural shock" when meeting Afghan soldiers and avoid potentially fatal confrontations by steering clear of subjects including women's rights, religion and Taliban misdeeds, according to a controversial draft of a military handbook being prepared for troops heading to the region.
The proposed Army handbook suggests that Western ignorance of Afghan culture, not Taliban infiltration, has helped drive the recent spike in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces.
"Many of the confrontations occur because of [coalition] ignorance of, or lack of empathy for, Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms, resulting in a violent reaction from the [Afghan security force] member," according to the draft handbook prepared by Army researchers.
The 75-page manual, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, is part of a continuing effort by the U.S. military to combat a rise in attacks by Afghan security forces aimed at coalition troops. . . .
The draft handbook offers a list of "taboo conversation topics" that soldiers should avoid, including "making derogatory comments about the Taliban," "advocating women's rights," "any criticism of pedophilia," "directing any criticism towards Afghans," "mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct" or "anything related to Islam."
"Bottom line: Troops may experience social-cultural shock and/or discomfort when interacting with" Afghan security forces, the handbook states. "Better situational awareness/understanding of Afghan culture will help better prepare [troops] to more effectively partner and to avoid cultural conflict that can lead toward green-on-blue violence." (Continue Reading.)