Sunday, April 26, 2009

Jesus Killed Mohammed

by Jeff Sharlet

Reading What Is America? recently, I was struck by Wright's examination of faith's place in American expansionism. His section on how the Mormons were known to slaughter (perceived) enemies while dressed like Aboriginals was in stark contrast to the carefully managed image that the LDS's project today.

This article, which examines the semi-hidden Evangelical element within the United States military is not really surprising, it's just not something I've thought much about before. Sharlet describes a large network of soldiers and officers who view the War on Terror in the same light as many in the Middle East do - that it IS a modern day crusade perpetrated against Muslim people.

This is a very well-written article, making use of a great deal of research and providing insight into an often closed institution. Something more for Obama to fix....

No comments: