[Marine Corps-contractee Shafiq] Mubarak teaches US Marines:
Don't spit toward Mecca.
Don't urinate toward Mecca.
Don't sleep with your boots toward Mecca.
In other words, Mubarak teaches US Marines to become intensely sensitized to the whereabouts of Mecca, and to be guided by that magnetic North for Muslims as a matter of the most personal habits and hygiene -- in accordance with sharia (Islamic law). This goes well, of course, with ISAF's guidance to all troops to revere the Koran and its teachings.
What next, prayer rugs?I wouldn't be at all surprised, but Marines will no doubt be told to refer to them as "welcome mats."