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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 12:43 PM
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Anti-Semitism in the Military
Anti-Semitism in the Military

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Posted on: July 19, 2007 9:23 AM, by Ed Brayton

While we're dealing with one former chaplain who falsely claims to have been persecuted, let's look at a Jewish chaplain who appears to have been the victim of anti-semitism. Jason Leopold has the story, aided by research from my Talk2Action colleagues Chris Rodda and Bruce Wilson (please see update at the bottom of this post), who are working with Mikey Weinstein's group, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

According to documents obtained by Truthout, an investigation by the Army Inspector General into Goldman's claims of anti-Semitism shows that in May 2001, Captain Robert Nay, a Christian chaplain at the Fort Stewart Army base, hung Nazi uniforms and swastikas on the wall of the officers' club at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, during a May 23, 2001 interfaith prayer breakfast Goldman was ordered to attend.

In an interview, Goldman said seeing the Nazi uniforms did not entirely surprise him. A month earlier, Nay had informed Goldman that he thought it would be "funny" if he dressed up soldiers in the Nazi uniforms on Holocaust Memorial Day, a time when the world memorializes the six million Jews who were slaughtered by the Nazis during World War II.

When contacted for comment, Nay hung up the telephone. A public affairs official at Fort Stewart would not comment for this story, nor would he disclose his name.

Worse yet is the reaction of his superiors:

More:
http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2007/07/antisemitism_in_the_military.php
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 12:49 PM
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1. Interesting subject, too bad I stopped reading in the second line.
I don't a single business minute to waste on Jason Leopold.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 01:11 PM
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2. This looked like a very interesting story
Then I saw Jason Leopold's name and stopped reading.

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