U.S. Marines in Afghanistan are trained not to spit or urinate to the west, because that is the direction of Mecca. They are also instructed not to sleep with their feet to the west. As Diana West puts it,
In other words, [U.S. Marines are taught] to become intensely sensitized to the whereabouts of Mecca, and to be guided by that magnetic North for Muslims as a matter of the most personal habits and hygiene—in accordance with sharia (Islamic law). This goes well, of course, with ISAF’s [International Security Assistance Force] guidance to all troops to revere the Koran and its teachings.And barely a single member of Congress seems to be aware of this or bothered by it. Democrats support Obama’s Afghan policy, and so do all Republicans.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 26, 2011 12:49 PM | Send