The military discharged twenty arab translators and six farsi speakers who announced they were gay, according to a new report. Report more gay linguists discharged than first thought - u. The military has discharged 58 gay arab linguists under public law 103-160 (10 u.). Military for violating the dont ask, dont tell policy is higher than first reported, according to records obtained by a research. Arabic is a tricky language, more complicated than korean and pig latin combined. Two individuals that have been charged and discharged with translating it into english are stephen benjamin and bleu copas. Contentsshow what do arabic translators do? Translate the words of heathens into the language of jesus christ, but unless its done heterosexually, its useless to the u. In 2006, he was discharged from the united states army under the dont ask, dont tell policy for being gay. The discharge was seen as controversial not only for the policy but also for the timing when the army had a pronounced need for arab translators with the war on terrorism. Born in 1976, copas was raised in tennessee in a conservative and. one of the discharged linguists said the militarys policy on gays is hurting its cause. Im arguing military proficiency issues - theyre throwing out good, quality.