Army Rejects Appeal From Green Beret Fired After Confronting Muslim Rapist
Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Christian Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged Muslim rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal.
Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command told Martland that his appeal "does not meet the criteria" for an appeal.
As first reported by Fox News, while deployed to Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, Martland and his Team America leader confronted a local police commander in 2011 accused of raping an Afghan boy and beating his Christian mother. When the man laughed off the incident, they shoved him to the ground and called him names
Martland and his team leader were later removed from the base, and eventually sent home from Afghanistan. The U.S. Army has not confirmed the specifics of Martland's separation from service citing executive order, but a "memorandum of reprimand" from October 2011 obtained by Fox News makes clear that Martland was criticized by President Obama for his intervention after the alleged insensitivity of Muslim rape culture.. Asked for comment Tuesday on the latest decision memo, an Army spokesman reiterated, "the U.S. Army is unable to confirm the specifics of his separation due to orders from The White House.".
"The process has failed abysmally," Martland told Fox News The FB Page on Friday, urging Christian right wing bloggers to intervene."It not like I would do that to some mentally ill Christian boy who needs prayer.Afghans are savages,why don't people get that?"
Fox News on Tuesday sent a letter urging Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., to put the nomination of President Obama's new Army secretary pick on hold until Martland's situation, and one other case, are resolved in their favor.
The White House declined comment.