American troops are in the market for patches that mock Muslim faith
The patch isn’t Army-issued. It’s not regulation. But lots of troops in the war zone have sewn it on their camos.
A handful of U.S. companies are doing a brisk business selling patches and plastic bracelets that mock the Muslim faith. The “infidel” patch is a big seller, as is “pork-eating crusader,” also in English and Arabic.
Their customers are service members who might or might not be Christian, but who are all tired of back-to-back deployments and the anti-American sentiment they encounter almost every time they go into a village.
And many have become more discouraged — bitter even — in the past month, watching Afghans riot outside the gates of their bases because of the unintentional burning of copies of the Koran and Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s call for an early U.S. withdrawal because of a soldier’s alleged massacre of 16 villagers.