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Free Bee and the US army

Reader comment on item: Islamists in the Courtroom
in response to reader comment: defend America!

Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Jun 13, 2007 at 18:30

Free Bee Wrote "However I must remind you that if you have signed up for US army, then you must obey your commands whatever they are. This is what the teaching is. If you do not like the commands then you have the full right to quit the army and resign.".

Sorry. Once you join the US army, you signed the contract to abide by the rules of the army; you just cannot walk away from the contract; you cannot quit/resign the army without getting a Dishonourable Discharge which will essentially preclude him from obtaining any kind of gainful employment or even starting a small business. Life is not that easy in US if you don't live up to your military obligations, and no medical benefits either.

Free Bee also wrote "But Islam does not give you the OK to fight against your own comrades".

Nobody asked him about his religion when he joined the army. Islamic rules don't apply in the army; only man made rules apply in the US. If he did not want to fight in a muslim country, then he should not have signed up for the military in the first place. You don't pick and choose where you will fight.


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