A terrorism expert and author is warning of what he perceives as a threat to the U.S. military, and suggesting to lower that danger, Muslims not be allowed to enlist in the ranks.
"Muslim Mafia" co-author David Gaubatz said on a recent edition of his counterterrorism radio program that because of a Muslim's first allegiance to Shariah law, they are ill-fitted for the U.S. armed forces.
Gaubatz said a mosque leader in Knoxville, Tenn., reported many Muslims in the military believe that their fellow soldiers are the "enemy."
"An Islamic leader at a mosque in Knoxville, Tenn., told me that many of the 'friendly fire' incidents were actually murders. He advised many Muslims are joining the military for outstanding training and to fight the enemy (their fellow troops)," Gaubatz said.
He said this alarming trend is the result of a reality that he has uncovered in his research: There are no "moderate" Muslims.
"The simple answer is, Islam itself (through Shariah law) mandates a Muslim to follow Shariah law 100 percent, and no man-made law can be placed before Shariah law," Gaubatz said. "If a person does not follow Shariah law then they are a non-practicing Muslim and essentially an apostate of Islam."
"That leaves only 'true' Muslims who follow Islam as dictated by prophet Mohammed 1400 years ago. A 'true' Muslim cannot put the U.S. Constitution ahead of Shariah law, and therefore one can't faithfully serve in the U.S. military if the U.S. Constitution is not their number one priority," Gaubatz said.
Update: See "Gaubatz repeats claim that US Muslim soldiers are murdering fellow troops and claiming 'friendly fire'", Bartholomew's Notes on Religion, 10 July 2012