Fire Racist Drill Instructor Who Allegedly Forced Muslim Marine Into Clothes Dryer

110820-N-TH989-166: Lt. Asif I. Balbale, the chaplain for Assault Amphibian School Battalion at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendelton, Calif., prays by himself at the Afghan Cultural Center aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Aug. 17. During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Balbale ministered to Muslims throughout the provinces of Helmand and Kandahar.

Target: Robert Neller, Marine Commandant General

Goal: Fire and charge drill instructor with hate crimes for allegedly burning Muslim Marine in dryer.

A Muslim Marine was forced into a clothes dryer by a drill instructor who called him a terrorist before turning the dryer on and burning him, according to investigative documents. “You’re just waiting to kill us all, aren’t you, terrorist,” the instructor allegedly told the victim prior to burning him. The unidentified sergeant has been allowed to continue training recruits despite the multiple abuse allegations.

This isn’t the first time that this drill instructor has been accused of abusing recruits. Back in March, the instructor reportedly slapped a Marine with Pakistani roots right before the Marine was found dead. The 20-year-old Marine, Raheel Siddiqui, was running from the abusive instructor when he jumped from a stairwell landing that was nearly 40 feet high. His death was ruled a suicide, but his family believes that their son was targeted and abused.

It seems clear that this drill instructor is targeting Marines based on their race and then severely abusing and traumatizing them. This is racism and abuse, both of which should be intolerable by the Marine Corps. Please add your signature to the petition below to demand that this drill instructor be fired and charged with hate crimes and abuse, if found guilty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Neller,

A Muslim Marine has reportedly been the victim of on-going abuse by a drill instructor who called him a terrorist and put him in a clothes dryer. The victim has been targeted and abused by a sergeant who has been accused of similar abuse in the past.

The unidentified sergeant has been allowed to continue working and training recruits despite repeated cases of alleged abuse. The Marine Corps must stop turning a blind eye and allowing abuse, racism, and hate crimes to continue. We demand that this sergeant be fired indefinitely and charged with hate crimes if the allegations are true.                                                                                                              

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Angela Rabon says:

    This marine is a P.O.S. and a disgrace to the U.S. military and America. That is not how we treat people! He needs to be removed from his rank, as he has already been removed from his job, and receive a dishonorable discharge. There were multiple charges from multiple recruits. There were a few instructors involved, but mainly this one instructor regarding these incidents mentioned in this story. Apparently, they tried to bribe the new recruits by giving them things not to tell, and telling them, “snitches get stitches.” Hopefully, others will come forward to tell what they know but this is the military and they usually don’t tell on each other. This drill instructor has a history of abusing recruits and you cannot tell me that others did not know. Parris Island has a history and has been under investigation for these same accusations for some time. Disgraceful!!

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