Imagine a similar headline in the 1940's: "Nazis pressure retired general, critic of Third Reich to back out of West Point event." Sound outlandish? But that's what it is. And that's where we are. Ten years after 911, a decorated war general is forced to withdraw from speaking at West Point because Islamic supremacists demand it.
I know General Boykin. He is a giant among men. A hero. This is crushing. Do Americans not see what is happening? Right in front of their faces?
Newt Gingrich has promised to prosecute the un-indicted co-conspirators named in the largest Hamas funding trial. He gets it.
“We welcome Mr. Boykin’s withdrawal from this event and hope that the speaker who replaces him will offer cadets a spiritual message that promotes tolerance and mutual understanding,” said Hamas-linked CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement.
The army couldn't stand up for one of their own?
CAIR pressures retired general, critic of Islam, to back out of West Point event Daily Caller
Army officer who sparked controversy with remarks on Islam pulls out of West Point address Washington Post
The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced Monday night that it had successfully prevented retired Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin from speaking at an upcoming prayer breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
“We welcome Mr. Boykin’s withdrawal from this event and hope that the speaker who replaces him will offer cadets a spiritual message that promotes tolerance and mutual understanding,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement.
West Point initially balked at the calls to remove Boykin — a former military intelligence officer — from the event.
Lt. Col. Sherri Reed of West Point told The Associated Press that cadets are “purposefully exposed to different perspectives and cultures.”
“The National Prayer Breakfast Service will be pluralistic with Christians, Jewish, and Muslim cadets participating,” Reed said. “We are comfortable and confident that what retired Lt. Gen. Boykin will share about prayer, soldier care and selfless service, will be in keeping with the broad range of ideas normally considered by our cadets.”
Boykin backed out of the event on his own volition, according to a report from Fox News.
The retired lieutenant general has been on CAIR’s radar for casting Islam in a poor light, specifically in speeches in which he analogizing the War on Terror to a war against Satan.