Proposed Army manual tells G.I.s not to insult Taliban, speak up for women | Fox News

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A proposed new handbook for Americans serving in Afghanistan warns them not to speak ill about the Taliban, advocate women’s rights or criticize pedophilia, and the general in charge is not happy with it.

The draft of the newest Army handbook seems to suggest that ignorance of Afghan culture is to blame for deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces, according to The Wall Street Journal, which got a peek at the 75-page document. But its message of walking on eggshells around the locals is not going over well with U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen, the top military commander in Afghanistan.

“Gen. Allen did not author, nor does he intend to provide, a foreword,” said Col. Tom Collins, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan. “He does not approve of its contents.”

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Priest remembers Alfred Hitchcock’s faith :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

A portrait of Alfred Hitchcock. Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, NYWT&S Collection.

New York City, N.Y., Dec 8, 2012 / 06:06 am (CNA).-

In a Dec. 6 article for the Wall Street Journal, Jesuit priest Father Mark Henninger recounted his time with famed director Alfred Hitchcock towards the end of his life.

In 1980, Fr. Henninger was invited by his friend Father Tom Sullivan to visit Hitchcock’s house in Bel Air, Calif. one afternoon to say Mass there.

Recalling his introduction to the director that day, Fr. Henninger said that “Hitchcock awoke, looked up and kissed (Father) Tom’s hand, thanking him.”

The priest noted that seeing scripts from Hitchcock’s films, such as “North by Northwest,” created a distraction for him as he said Mass in the study.

“Hitchcock had been away from the church for some time, and he answered the responses in Latin the old way,” Fr. Henninger remembered.

“But the most remarkable sight was that after receiving communion, he silently cried, tears rolling down his huge cheeks.”

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