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PROUD TO BE AMERICAN MUSLIM IN THE ARMY!!

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Submitted by ahmadzafire (United States), Dec 24, 2006 at 18:50

HOOH!! Soldier, I completely understand where youre coming f rom. But unlike you, not that its bad or anything, just my opioion. People in my community do know i'm muslim and serve in the military, not because of the way i dress or look. Because im not arab or dress in islamic clothing. But i do display islamic writings in my car and sometimes on tee-shirts or sweatshirts. And beside that as a soldier i wear my uniform proudly just as my faith. Yes many people have their opinion about islam especially when they have no real knowledge of what it is.

I dont get mad when people choose to talk down about islam, i just inform them. ex. I had a sgt. from another post who just PCS to our unit. And the subject of the war came up and of course religion. Now he's a catholic that spoke about all musliams are crazy fools to believe in another man as Mahommand(pbuh). So i wanted until that evening when the comment will arose again. and asked him where did you get your information about muslims. his answer was just from what he heard in the news or media/around. The next question was do you know any muslims?..his was NO! I said well now you do...The look on his face was one of great shame being he felt like he offended me.

My responce was informing him that as muslims we dont worship Mohammad(pbuh) but follow and try to live life according to G-ds will. Just as christians as he follwers of jesus(pbuh). By the end of our discussion he realized that muslims believe and follow the same Prophets(pbut) as christians. And whats going on in the world today is not islam as a religion but man and his interprution of what islam is.

All faiths have been compromized by man interuption of what the word mean to them, when in fact if we seat down with a clear head, clean from negitive thinking,racisim.hate. We can see they all happenend just at different times. And until we learn how to connect them together as periods leading up to one another. We will all be doing G-d a great disservice.

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