Muslim Soldier Joins Army – Then Refuses to Deploy to Afghanistan Due to His Faith (Video)
It’s not like the war just started last year…
Muslim US soldier PFC Abdo joined the US Army last year. But, when his unit deployed to Afghanistan Abdo refused to join them. He said,
“I cannot involve myself in an army that wages war against Muslims.”
He says he didn’t think it would be an issue.
Breitbart TV reported:
Muslim US Soldier Nasser Abdo has reached the conclusion that his Muslim faith mandates that he cannot take up arms against another Muslim. Quoting from a translation of the Al Jazeera report, Abdo says:
“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. “
There is a Free Nasser Abdo website set up to assist in his “struggle against religious discrimination and for freedom of conscience in the US Army.”
Here is more from the website:
If deployed, PFC Abdo will be at danger of harassment and even death from his fellow soldiers, many of whom will be resentful of PFC Abdo’s religious beliefs and his desire to be discharged from the military. PFC Abdo will continue to do all he can to persuade his unit to cancel his deployment, but if he is unsuccessful in this, he likely will refuse to deploy.
PFC Abdo is willing to take this stand of conscience but he shouldn’t have to do it alone. We are asking people of conscience to join us in standing with PFC Abdo. This website will explain PFC Abdo’s case in more detail, and how you can help PFC Abdo in his fight against military religious discrimination.
So why, Nasser, did you join the army in the first place?