TOP STORY: ISLAM IN THE MILITARY: Navy names its first Muslim chaplain

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c. 1996 Religion News Service (WASHINGTON) With crescents gleaming on his epaulets to signify his Islamic faith, the first Muslim chaplain in the U.S. Navy was welcomed Thursday (Aug. 8) into the ranks of military chaplains. Lt.j.g. Monje Malak Abd al-Muta’Ali Noel Jr. received his chaplain’s commission at a Pentagon ceremony attended by Secretary of […]

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