Tell the Army that religious bigotry is not an Army value
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On February 8th, retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin is scheduled to speak at a prayer breakfast at the Military Academy at West Point. This should not happen.
Boykin has made a series of inflammatory remarks about Muslims and Islam – including that all Mosques in America should close, that most Mosques in America are extremist, that there should be no freedom of religion for Muslims, and that America is in a religious war of Christianity vs. Islam.
These comments aren’t just despicable, but also go against Army values. Those values, now more than ever, are crucial. Our counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan demands that the military as an institution respect, and not demonize, Islam. The very safety of our men and women in uniform counts on it. The comments also disrespect the thousands of Muslim Americans who have fought, been injured, and died in service to America.
Please join us in writing to Chief of Staff of the Army, General Ray Odierno, calling on the Army to rescind the invitation to Lt. Gen. Boykin, using the tool below. If you are a veteran or a West Point grad, please be sure to note that in the text of the email.