The father of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Bob Bergdahl, caused concern and alarm among many Americans with his Arabic declaration at the White House Rose Garden event with Obama when his son Bowe Bergdahl was released in trade for the now highly controvercial five Taliban.
In Arabic, Bergdahl’s father stated, “In the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate.” According to an Islam expert that amounted to him claiming the White House as a spoil of war.
On Monday, the London Daily Mail reported that Bob Bergdahl has shaved his beard. Moreover, The Washington Post also reported that friends and family are concerned that Bob Bergdahl had succumbed to some form of the captive-bonding Stockholm syndrome, or perhaps he has simply embraced Islam.
Nonetheless, Bergdahl’s declaration at the White House that day wasn’t his the only time he used Arabic terms that have significant war-related connotations to Muslims.
WND discoverrd that in a speech he gave in 2013, Bob Bergdahl sent his son an Islamic message that has multiple uses in the Quran, including as a virtue in waging jihad, or so-called holy war, to further Islam.
As if matters could not be more concerning, several days ago Fox News reported that it obtained secret documents generated by a private intelligence group that had been contracted by the Defense Department. Those secret documents revealed that during his captivity, Bowe Bergdahl converted to Islam. Those documents also state that Bowe Bergdahl openly fraternized with his captors and declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam.
Pastor Proctor, who met the Bergdahls when he served as interim pastor of their church in Boise is urging a more “gracious” approach to Bob Bergdahl’s shocking statements, stating that Bergdahl has “said things that are outside of our comfort zone as he’s tried to do whatever he could to get his son back.”
Pastor Proctor continued saying, “I don’t know what I would have done if it was my son over there,” said Proctor. “I know Bob has, through the years, professed his faith in Christ and his reliance upon Christ. He’s a brother in the Lord and we need to pray with him and love him.”
Pastor Proctor does not know if Bowe is a deserter, but said military justice will sort that out and in the meantime to show patience and empathy for the Bergdahl’s.
“If Bowe was a deserter, I’ll be the first to send him a care package in prison,” said Proctor.
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