With tensions at an all time high in Afghanistan following the Koran burnings, the urination video, and the killing of 16 civilians, attention is now falling on a long line of “Infidel” apparel and gear.
Exhausted from how they feel they’re being perceived, troops have taken to wearing patches and carrying items that label themselves infidels, and offer translation in local dialect.
In the Muslim world an infidel means literally “one without faith” who rejects the central teachings of Islam.
Military.com tracked down Clayton Montgomery at Mil-Spec Monkey, a large online seller of infidel gear, who says his most popular item by far is the “Pork Eating Crusader Patch.”
[Full story here, h/t Soylent Green. Larger size image for lifting and posting below the break.]
[Update: For those interested in reading an assessment of the situation in Afghanistan, Pete Hegseth, emailing from Kabul in January 2012, has some interesting (and disturbing) observations.
Pete Hegseth, founder of Vets For Freedom, is now posted to Afghanistan, where he has been training Afghans as well as American and coalition troops. His reports on the situation there are as knowledgeable as any you can find. Here is his final dispatch — long but worth reading through to the end.
Read the whole thing here: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/01/endgame-in-afghanistan.php
5 thoughts on “The Most Popular Badge in Afghanistan”
Bring our boys home.
Regarding your WordPress problems:
I use Disqus on my WordPress blog. Never had any problems with it.
BTW, Love the blog.
Calo (and everyone else)– Here’s a great article I read in Military Magazine by Pete Hegseth, who emailed his analysis of the situation from Kabul.
David– Thanks for the kudos and the WP advice.