Muslim GI: Conscientious Objector Discharge; AWOL After Child Porn Charges

By:  R. Cort Kirkwood
07/22/2011
       
Muslim GI: Conscientious Objector Discharge; AWOL After Child Porn Charges

The Army has given a Muslim soldier conscientious objector status, permitting him a discharge, and now the Islamic GI has gone AWOL after being charged with possession of child pornography.

Army Pvt. Naser Abdo, a 20-year-old member of the storied 101st Airborne Division, received CO status because he claimed that Sharia law will not permit him to kill fellow Muslims. Writing in the Washington Times, retired Adm. James A. Lyons says the Army’s decision implicitly concedes that Sharia law trumps the Constitution and the oath a soldier takes to defend the United States against all enemies. CO status for Abdo, he argues, sanctions sedition.

The Case

After Abdo refused to deploy to Afghanistan and declared himself a conscientious objector, the Army deferred his deployment to investigate the case.

The Army has given a Muslim soldier conscientious objector status, permitting him a discharge, and now the Islamic GI has gone AWOL after being charged with possession of child pornography.

Army Pvt. Naser Abdo, a 20-year-old member of the storied 101st Airborne Division, received CO status because he claimed that Sharia law will not permit him to kill fellow Muslims. Writing in the Washington Times, retired Adm. James A. Lyons says the Army’s decision implicitly concedes that Sharia law trumps the Constitution and the oath a soldier takes to defend the United States against all enemies. CO status for Abdo, he argues, sanctions sedition.

The Case

After Abdo refused to deploy to Afghanistan and declared himself a conscientious objector, the Army deferred his deployment to investigate the case.

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Photo of Muslim chaplains: AP Images

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