U.S. Soldier, Citing His Muslim Religion, Seeks Conscientious Objector Status

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  1. Middleman
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    Yay or Nay? Is Islam a religion of peace, and thus grounds for conscientious objector status? Or, is this young man attempting to use that because a change of heart?

    And, is there a problem, generally, for (devout)Muslims in the military? Do they suffer too much social ostracization to be an effective part of the U.S. Military? And, can they truly be loyal to our nation, even to the point of fighting against fellow Muslims?

    FOXNews.com - U.S. Soldier, Citing His Muslim Religion, Seeks Conscientious Objector Status

     
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    I'm wondering why he enlisted in the first place.
     
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    So....he was drafted?
     
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    Good question. Perhaps like many young people, he thought it a good way to pay for college. It sounds, though, like he's suffered some harassment. Plus, since that time since the shootings at that military base, there may be more suspicion of practicing Muslims.
     
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    He can still do things as a conscientious objector. A conscientious objector who was in WWII won the Medal of Honor. He's made a commitment and should stick with it.
     
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    Peaceful religion my ass!
     
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    I think his joining the military is suspect...
     
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    Christianity isn't strictly a 'religion of peace', yet Christian believers are able to claim CO status, based on their religious beliefs.
     
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    Did it not occur to him that joining the Army (now) would have him engaging in warfare at some point?
     
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    The Infidel EVIL CONSERVATIVE

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    I was thinking the same thing.


    Looks like an attention whore to me.
     

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