Keeping the Faith

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Abuhena Saifulislam, deputy command chaplain for U.S. Africa Command, speaks to Muslim civilian employees during the Friday sermon at Mariama Bin't Imran Mosque in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2017. A native of Bangladesh, Saifulislam became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1995, was commissioned in 1999 as the first Muslim chaplain for the U.S. Marine Corp, and is currently one of only two Imam Chaplains in the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Abuhena Saifulislam, deputy command chaplain for U.S. Africa Command, speaks to Muslim civilian employees during the Friday sermon at Mariama Bin't Imran Mosque in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2017. A native of Bangladesh, Saifulislam became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1995, was commissioned in 1999 as the first Muslim chaplain for the U.S. Marine Corp, and is currently one of only two Imam Chaplains in the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
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Keeping the Faith

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