This is coming from the Army’s website of pre-packaged videos for the media to pick up.
It’s all well and good to be respectful of fallen soldiers, and to embrace diversity among the religious preferences. But to brag about the fact that you brought the first Torah Scroll into a Muslim nation? Probably not a good idea.
This is one time that I hope they just remove the video, before some Islamic fundamentalists get a hold of it. Usually, I’d suggest they ‘keep the evidence’ etc. But this time… yikes! Please take this shit down!
Also, it’s probably a bit offensive to practicing Jews too when they mis-spelled Torah a few times. (‘Torrah’ appears in the description, and on the website). This document is actually kind of cool. I’d like to see the Army prominently display it in a more appropriate location. Or perhaps, donate it to a museum, or Jewish veteran’s group.
This probably shouldn’t have happened in the first place, but how could they greenlight a story about it? Let’s pick our battles folks. This short video could cause actually cause some battles, or damage international relations.