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August 26th, 2010
02:53 PM ET

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  1. anamerican

    This guy has been in the Army for what a year?? And now he wants out because he worships the same god as the people we fight? It shouldn't matter what religion you are, if you join the U.S military, and are part of a combat unit (let alone the 101st Airbourne) you have a responsibility to find for your country.
    If you want out so bad, just try to steal some weapons or something; you'll be out, with a dishonorable discharge.

    December 1, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  2. Jeff

    You know, the conscientious objector argument really doesn't hold water anymore in the era of the volunteer armed services. You know exactly what you're getting into. If you don't want that, don't join. It's really that simple.

    September 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm |
  3. AGA

    http://www.whyislam.org

    September 2, 2010 at 2:35 am |
  4. Aubz, Veteran and Infantryman's Wife

    Abdo,

    You enlisted as an infantryman... What did you think an infantry man does? Sit on his butt and twiddle his thumbs? Seriously I hope when they finish your interviews they deny you.

    I love how you are making such a media Blitz out of this whole situation.

    Fine get out of the Army... but while you get out make sure you pay back your entire bonus that you received for enlisting as Infantry and give up rights for any VA claims and the GI Bill. I hope they give you either a dishonorable discharge or an under honorable conditions and deny you when you apply to have it changed to honorable after 6 months.

    Dont get me wrong if someone truly has an epiphany after awhile of being in the military than thats fine. Your story sounds more like BS to me. Just be glad that I am not on that board that would approve or disapprove this. And yes I have been to your website and read your story. Sounds like a crock to me personally.

    Just a little bit of advice, if it gets denied get better to suck it up and deploy like you volunteered to do when you signed the dotted line. If you run... do everyone a favor and leave the country so the US doesnt have to waste anymore money on you.

    You would be lucky to be half the man that my husband, his fellow service members and my fellow veterans are.

    Good Riddens,
    Aubz

    August 31, 2010 at 6:50 am |
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