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Today we're gonna have a great -- presentation our last one of the year but each year -- that.
Need -- Kept in the sun is our graduating resident and he is.
Going to go to a -- preventative and disaster psychiatry.
Fellowship at the university of uniformed services for health sciences in.
Next month he's premises -- Bravo and -- after his enlistment he went to college at Virginia tech university and then.
Went on too much -- killing in the medical school at the university.
And then joined his here's resident for the last four years and one -- important -- know about this on -- his topic today is he is a practicing Muslim and he wanted to enlighten us about.
The Islamic culture and Islamic tradition and how that relates to being any.
A military member in particular -- military psychiatrist and gives little background on some of the issues that we face in the world every day so.
That you dark room and you guys -- It's.
The truth is worth.
Now disclaimer this is purely for me -- that represent the psychiatric department of military or any of the armed forces.
And it doesn't represent an Islamic groups -- God for that matter -- president -- -- my research and.
Again the chronic worldview as it relates two balloons in the US military the reason I -- -- viewed as opposed to Muslim world views because sometimes it can be huge disconnect.
Between -- -- teaches and what Muslims actually do.
And that disconnect can sometimes be explained by hopeful.
Any interaction twinkle from political.
-- factors which americans' attitude because if you like confusing.
So the objectives and -- yes we'll be able to identify what department locates in the minds of Muslims.
And the potential applications that may have -- -- we have thousands of soldiers Muslim soldiers and military.
And we've had a very small percentage of adverse events one in particular in this case with house -- -- or where he threw a couple of grenades into her.
-- When the latest.
Should under the small percentage of -- That's -- -- for military conflict has not -- -- it.
Through a couple of grenades into.
-- soldier's parents killing and injuring.
So it's I think it's important from that respect also hope that.
To describe the nature of the religious conflicts of -- may have with the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well identified.
Muslim soldiers than me.
Help medical providers identify most important that we have been religious conflicts.
With the current wars and -- Iraq and Afghanistan.
Also with some of the basics definition of -- slam.
In the media sometimes you'll hear that is -- is equated with peace and some that they say how can -- possibly be -- religion of peace when there's so much violence associated with its.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So I hope this will be clear some basic definitions.
Is slam is -- Muslim religion.
Muslims are those that submit to to god and -- -- practice its land and assignments is one that advocates will.
Like God's law this is equivalent to Sharia law where there is no separation of church and state and that's the ideal in this plan.
-- in fact what is basically religious ruling legal opinion from Islamic scholars.
And it's paralyzed on the followers and this is critically important countries like Iran where the rightful ports.
Supreme -- And -- provide him with Terry a lot of weight because a lot of -- with this year in that country would follow.
And the concept that -- had it really expect it spreads of spans the spectrum.
Anderson some examples on the slide up there.
We talked -- lesser he had and what we mean by that is.
The actual -- in -- you had.
Sometimes assist -- holy war doesn't have to be put it can be on an integrator Jihad which is thought to be.
The and the more difficult you have which -- be me it could Mosul.
There's two main -- in the slam -- Sunni Muslims 85% its dominant -- is about 15%.
We think -- -- obviously we think of the Enron or what's.
She is or however there are small pockets different parts of the world.
Now quickly the basic difference between Shiite -- it started out.
After that the Prophet Mohammed.
Peace and blessing be upon him the best eight WS stands -- -- law a local religious other which basically when you mention it popped it in his slam.
The attitude is to seek peace and blessings be upon him.
To get back after that the Prophet -- there's -- debate should have been the leader.
After his death.
On the person and before persistent.
-- leadership although there's a small group.
That felt that Ali who was the cuts and some law of the politics -- have actually taken.
And -- mean simmered for awhile and literally pulled over after.
-- and sun was assassinated.
And and then so it started out as a political difference -- and it'd grown to more theological difference some statistics.
-- there's about one point two billion worldwide it's about one in -- Five persons in the United States the numbers range pretty widely between two and ignore -- and the reason it varies so much.
Because it's against the -- for years since it's actually ask about.
And here -- some -- the other numbers include Christians one point nine billion.
Just to compare and few days and surprisingly put -- -- An interesting point is a lot -- -- its plan would errors.
Arabs only consistency -- percent.
Indonesia tops the list and there's.
But if you win in -- so.
-- military bases in 2001.
There's about 4000 self declared Muslims in -- forces.
Cuts cussing people done.
What's the head of the American Muslim armed forces and veterans affairs council Washington DC.
Count more of which were up 151000.
If yes on the chaplains that probably be closer to that number at least in 2001.
And in the military the largest group of Muslims but pediatric Americans a follow by into Pakistan needs here and -- and Walter.
I thought this was interest and there's about one.
In the first gulf war.
About one to 3000 members and yes of course is actually very.
It is somewhat being stationed in the Persian gulf.
-- effect was and Muslims in the again took was a religious rulings.
That would carry weight.
For for people actually follow the scholars like in those opinions based on respect.
But there's no in this many sectors no real single authority and right now.
Reading the different -- over the years you'll find out.
Under has been softening.
But if you look outside the United States that that was in regards to muscles -- united states military tend to indicate that.
Don't approve of it and feel that Muslims should be in the United States momentary.
Put in the United States -- scholars in the United States.
-- really ambiguous and -- doing that for the -- that are in the military evils of government or the military itself to get very very talk about justice that.
You can be in military is on point injunctions for very fit I think.
What I would impress upon the scholars to -- actually made very specific concrete statements like.
It's -- for Muslim soldiers in -- states military to fight against.
Taliban in Afghanistan or to fight against insurgents in Iraq very specific and concrete to really get the -- -- That in that last statement was for -- a Muslim soldier or family member.
Talking about his brother Randall Terry.
He said it's getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service -- -- just by being in the military that seems constantly engaged.
-- -- -- -- -- And you're the verses that are of interest.
-- -- -- -- which is certainly equivalent to chapter but it would be close enough.
For this talks of chapter four verse 93.
And whoever kills a believer intentionally.
His punishment well he shall Biden and Olson it's -- on him in person and prepare for -- people chastised.
It's a very.
Very rough first and it's not that will host cat fight to -- the Muslims and clearly any pretense.
A Muslim convert Muslims on this for justice but then you can see -- can be they.
-- Now so the effort adverse events have occurred military.
Has -- -- -- he was an African American.
Convert to Islam -- has two bachelor's degree one and engineering.
We decided to threw a couple grenades and students.
Fellow soldiers' hands.
-- and and wounding several of them and when they found him.
Crawled up in the corner of -- talent he stated that.
Obviously made the statement that you guys were gonna -- and we people's homes so.
Would that now some would disagree I think really underestimating that part of it although others -- to try to emphasize.
Other aspects of fast enough or fighting this public had a big -- it's my opinion.
And an army captain James you.
On -- -- put him on this list is.
First of all this is -- child when that graduated from West Point where it is slam.
And was -- -- in charge and later acquitted.
He basically stated that he was really trying to practices.
His religion on the wave.
In need to be practicing -- trying to defend eradicate from Mosul to bite him that -- a lot suspicion and perhaps.
Was blown out of proportion because he is advocating.
No conflict between Latin American soldier and -- and American soldier animals at the same time.
And other events.
Marine corporal will seek -- -- it was me living in eastbourne.
That actually deserted and -- Iraq.
He apparently -- -- his own kidnapping.
To get away from from the war citing religious beliefs.
And I think.
Reading the articles on this it was more of your family pressures.
-- -- give an idea that and we really does have an effect on -- holders of original Terry.
Whether they think that the war is just out there against Muslims and an army sergeant of the little you know what's there.
Another case I think a lot of -- -- fall into this category where he refused to deploy.
Trying to sign up for conscientious objection objector status.
And was -- incarcerated.
And then there's a third another group that it put on the slide.
I think is important there's a lot soldiers on that are.
Once -- actually been altered -- actually.
To win -- trying doing actually held and I'll play them.
And so you have to ask yourself there's something out there with those groups it's really resonating.
As its climate that these guys -- going to go over there.
And -- and some of these are converts.
So how have we don't.
How do we avoid something like the adverse event.
That's enough or you know reading the articles you see that his mother clearly stated that there was conflicts that he made that quite clear exactly if that.
The military or his commend you but -- simply behavioral changes.
And so what I thought was what are some some.
I'm -- that I might get mental health providers that -- better identify a person that might be more.
The scenario I -- -- would be someone come in for commandment management in the -- -- valuation for unclear.
Issues -- behavioral.
Issues -- visited some homes.
And these are some things that might.
Just blowing the threshold for you to release him in the religious aspect of it including.
The first one is the name I think you guys know reluctant agreement with him or -- is famous basketball player.
-- -- to actually stands for slave and Jabar is one of the what are the names -- -- the 99 names of all laws and not a lot which is god.
In -- it has 99 different names -- action news and -- in this case means overwhelming more so this would be.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar or -- -- slave to -- it will mean more.
And they're waking you indication if someone's going to change and into the wind -- -- more religiously inclined.
And if someone is born would that mean.
That would indicate the parents up.
Even in that room and -- might -- -- intensive nature of the family dynamics and what that means compressed into the child as he was going up.
And hundreds of ocean if you're -- down talk with Mosul.
And you've got to -- -- aspect and they talk about trying to read on tightening their prayers.
Other tenants of this.
-- virtual actually asked generously about -- conflicts between.
Singletary and the things are going the wars that are going -- potentially.
Or or going -- with Muslims.
-- this is a very small percentage but it.
Again we're having disastrous effects and -- these cases.
Another thing is -- support.
I would imagine intuitively that -- soldiers -- more prone.
To have an adverse events.
So it's important.
Especially in the command structure -- soldier that is.
Staying -- he's having some oh ports.
And it felt perception as I mentioned alluded to earlier sometimes you Mosul soldier Walters it.
We're very religious but there's huge family pressure to get -- singletary.
Because there happen.
On issues -- and on the Filipino -- The soldier himself.
And I was evil doctor we will keep the United States we always talk about god and country but here we're talking world -- and got vs car.
As the initial quotes that I talked about before.
-- there are some nice arguments theological arguments that this is trying to look like more of the of war against -- verses.
-- -- again and arguments being made.
So there's a question that you -- Elicited trying to -- feelings of guilt.
And then finally if there is in human -- happen that the person has been talking -- -- of these guys into different election.
So he's not -- set of slides or really to give.
The non Muslims in -- -- frequently cold pizza and Muslims.
And I hope to do that I hope what this does actually give you a better appreciation when you hear the personalities of books on the Latin or statements from the Taliban.
Or or do their representatives.
That would give them a bit more insight.
Into what they're saying what that ruling means.
Say to myself like preaching at the beginning but it -- make it up at the end to -- -- really critical look at this at the -- again so bear with me.
-- reveal possibly 14100 years ago on -- -- considered an -- word of god.
And indeed inside review the original copy after is compiled was there all the other ones out there in -- should be exactly seeing the English translations and some confusion.
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