A new combat patch worn by U.S. soldiers fighting against ISIS in Iraq is drawing flak from service members because it closely resembles logos of the very same jihadists they’re fighting:
Soldiers serving in Operation Inherent Resolve have worn the patch since April of this year. There is even a medal version that soldiers can wear on their Army Service Uniform, Military.com reports.
On its Facebook page, Army Times explains that the patch is “meant to symbolize the twin goals of the U.S.-led coalition: to defeat the militant group and to restore stability in the region, according to Army documents.” However, many soldiers with experience fighting radical Islamists say the patch closely resembles the patches and logos of their enemies. As Army veteran Michael Daunais explains:
Will these be issued to Iraqi troops so they can desert again and leave these patches for ISIS?
David Clay, a former Army chief warrant officer, adds:
You can keep that ISIS patch featuring swords that chop off our heads.
Here are some other reactions that show that soldiers (and supporters of the military) are shocked beyond belief by this rather unAmerican patch:
To compare, here is Hamas’ official logo:
Amazingly, the only thing missing from the U.S. Army’s logo is the mosque. Other than that, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the logo of the Palestinian terrorist organization who has sworn to destroy Israel.
And look at this: below is the official logo of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist organization dedicated to bringing Sharia to Egypt and other Muslim-majority countries and one of the prime initiators of terrorism:
The swords used in the patch also remind soldiers of ISIS, the radical Islamic organization that has become infamous for the the brutal way in which it deals with captives. Their favorite murder weapon is a long knife or a sword, used to behead innocent victims whose only “crime” is that they don’t share ISIS’ radical Islamic beliefs.
Here’s the U.S. Army patch next to ISIS’ logo. Notice any similarities?
It’s no wonder that U.S. Army personnel aren’t exactly thrilled with the new patch. What’s next? A motto in Arabic below it, saying “in Allah we trust”?