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Posted on 09/03/2010 5:37:36 PM PDT by nuconvert
American Muslim organization asks U.S. Army to deny Pfc Nasser Abdo Conscientious Objector status and for Abdo to be punished to the full extent of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
PHOENIX (September 3, 2010) - The American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) takes deep exception with claims from PFC Nasser Abdo regarding his application for Conscientious Objector (CO) status from the U.S. Army. Abdo claims that his faith precludes him from serving "in Afghanistan, Iraq or any war the U.S. Army would conceivably participate in." Such a claim is patently false. Muslims serve with distinction throughout the United States Military and AIFD sees Abdo's traitorous public assertions as a slap in the face to all American Muslims especially those Muslims who fight in our armed forces for the liberty and freedom guaranteed by the American Constitution.
Abdo's claims of conscientious objection clearly violate the requirements for CO status as delineated by DOD directive 1300.06. On August 21, 2010, he treasonously told the foreign Islamist media arm, Al Jazeera, "I don't believe I can involve myself in an army that wages war against Muslims. I don't believe I could sleep at night if I take part, in any way, in the killing of a Muslim." In his own published web statement he further states that "being a soldier in the U.S. Army may not be permissible according to Islamic doctrine. It did not take me long to find an abundance of religious sources on the matter fighting in an unjust war particularly against a fellow Muslim brother would be considered to be a form of disbelief or kufr"
According to DOD directive 1300.06 (May 31, 2007), CO status is given to those enlisted who have "a firm, fixed and sincere objection to participation in war in any form or the bearing of arms, by reason of religious training and/or belief." CO status cannot be selective for any particular war. It is only against all war or any military service. Abdo entered the Army in April 2009 freely and knowing full well that he stood a significant chance of being deployed in one of two theaters of war. Abdo's statements clearly demonstrate that not only does he exploit the CO provision, but he is a traitor who clearly is serving his Islamist loyalties and beliefs about the "ummah" (the Muslim nation) above his sworn loyalties to the United States and our security. His actions are a cowardly attempt to use his faith to make a political statement about wars in Muslim majority nations.
Abdo further mixes in slanderous accusations of discrimination by his Army unit upon him for his religious beliefs. Among the religious grievances he cites is that he is not afforded the opportunity to pray five times a day. His obsession with prayer rights belies the religious experience of the vast majority of Muslims who have served in the US Military who found the time to perform our spiritual rituals. This is typical of the American Islamist technique of highlighting a false victimization in order to deflect from their own American and Islamic responsibilities.
Rather than publicly repudiate the embarrassingly disloyal actions of Muslims like Abdo, Islamist groups like CAIR instead advertise their often baseless complaints in order to augment their narrative of hyperbolic Islamophobia. After the Fort Hood massacre, groups like CAIR wrote letters on behalf of similar victim-mongers like Zachari Klawonn who had unproven charges of Islamophobia against our military feeding into the same anti-American narrative
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"Abdo's actions are an affront to every American Muslim who has proudly donned a US military uniform. His assertions are not built on Islamic teachings but on a feeble adherence to the global political ideology of Islamism that threatens our security and radicalizes our Muslim youth."
WTH did the SOB VOLUNTEER in the U.S. ARMY if he "can't" serve during a war?
There is no such thing as a Conscientious Objector in an all VOLUNTEER Army!
The fact that he is a muslim is only secondary. Perhaps he is a follower of Major Nidal Malik Hasan.
I’ve never heard of AIFD until now. If they are real, then my hat is off to them. We’ve had our fill of terrorist enabling organizations like CAIR and could use a patriotic group like AIFD to push them off stage.
“Ive never heard of AIFD until now. If they are real, then my hat is off to them.”
Yes, it’s for real. I’ve been posting AIFD articles here for 6 yrs.
Thanx for the hat :~ )
Dr. Zudhi is real American, and should be the model for Muslims in America.
I've always felt that about one-third of Muslims either are our friends or have the potential to be our friends.
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