In the military, soldiers are expected to respect and honor their authorities
and make plans that are approved by the Department of Defense. That is
why two soldiers were severely reprimanded when it was discovered that
they were plotting anti-Muslim actions in Sydney, Australia. Thirteen
other soldiers have been counseled for similar actions concerning anti-Muslim
attitudes and plots in the country.
The Defense Department in Australia has charged and reprimanded two soldiers
on active duty in connection with racist comments that they shouted during
the Islamic protests in Sydney. The Defense department is also investigating
another anti-Muslim plot that was created on Facebook and caught the attention
of some authority figures who noticed it. The Facebook threat contained
jokes by the soldiers. Some of them suggested using their rifles on the
Muslims or shooting at them with machine guns.
While this correction took place in Australia, similar measures are taken
when a soldier creates anti-religion plots as a part of the United States
Army. A soldier who goes against the order of an authority or scribes
hate to a certain religion can be court martialed and may be relieved
of duty for his or her actions. In fact, any soldier who uses social media
to make racist or religious comments in a demeaning way can be sentenced
for the crime.
If you are caught in a Facebook scandal like this one here in the United
States, your career in the armed forces may be jeopardized. That’s
why you need the help of a criminal defense attorney that works specifically
with military personnel. A court martial attorney can help to defend you
with knowledge of your field and make sure that you are given the representation
that you need regarding military crimes. Talk to a lawyer at the
Federal Practice Group today to discuss your specific case!