In a bizarre article from Glenn Beck’s The Blaze this Thursday, an Imam that spoke at the funeral for fallen service members was accused of covertly damning them to hell with the Islamic prayer he recited.
In August of 2011, a Chinook helicopter crashed after being shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans and 8 Afghans on board, among the dead being 22 members of SEAL Team 6. Elements of the fringe right wing have long tried to blame Obama for the attack through a variety of conspiracy theories.
Yesterday, four families of servicemen who were killed in the attacks held a press conference at the National Press Club, accusing the U.S. government of being complicit in their sons’ deaths. Interestingly, the families are represented by Larry Klayman, who is a proponent of numerous bizarre and racially charged claims about the Obama Administration.
Aside from Klayman’s inclusion, some of the claims made by the families seem plausible. But instead of focusing on this, The Blaze chose to highlight the families’ contention that “military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes who disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah.”
Making the piece more convoluted, The Blaze goes on to offer dueling translations of the prayer, one from Klayman himself, who interpreted the prayer as meaning “that the fallen seals should be damned and go to hell as infidels.”
Here is Larry Klayman’s version of the prayer in the video below.