But if we were at war with South Korea, then it's okay, because they're not Muslims?
But two years later, when Mr. Akgun was deployed to Iraq with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, the thought of confronting Muslims in battle gave him pause.
He was haunted by the possibility that he might end up killing innocent civilians.
“It’s kind of like the Civil War, where brothers fought each other across the Mason-Dixon line,” Mr. Akgun, 28, of Lindenhurst, N.Y., who returned from Iraq without ever pulling the trigger. “I don’t want to stain my faith, I don’t want to stain my fellow Muslims, and I also don’t want to stain my country’s flag.”
Monday, November 09, 2009
Dhimmi a Break, for Crying Out Loud . . .
Marine, listen up. No fighting man or woman should relish going to war. It is the last resort and it is hell. And they should feel remorse at the possibility that innocent people - of any race, creed, ethnicity, or faith - may become casualties.
I do not understand this notion that we should feel sorry for Muslims serving in the Armed Forces because they may have to "kill one of their own." Their own are their fellow Americans. We have had a volunteer military for some time and our primary areas of engagement have been in the Middle East since Bush, Sr. If the thought if having to kill someone - anyone! - bothers you, don't enlist.