I appreciaye your feedback. However, I think you’re misunderstanding the article. This so-called US Soldier is suing our Gov’t. for not stopping the harassment of Muslim soldiers.
IMO, ANY soldier who’s Muslim/converts to Muslim should have their ass booted out of our military, period! But w/ Obamao in charge I’m realistic to know that that will never happen. He doesn’t give a damn about our military which is “why” this kind crap is “allowed”. The f’ing Muslims have more rights here than we do.
Well, while I appreciate your sentiment, and agree from a purist perspective, getting from here to there poses serious issues just as a matter of pragmatism.
First, we have to get everyone on the same page that Islam is NOT — I emphatically repeat — NOT a religion. That’s the first mountain to climb, and a very difficult one.
Second, we have to answer as to why we should treat people who have Islamic ideas differently than we treat people who have communist, fascist, socialist, democratic, or capitalist ideas. Once Islam is successfully excised from the religion category, and brought into its proper realm as a political philosophy with religious overtones, how do we justify excluding Muslims from military service when the ranks do not exclude socialists, communists, capitalists or libertarians??
We may readily acknowledge that the ultimate actualization of some of those philosophical views is antagonistic to the essence of these United States, and we may recognize that the communist in U.S. military uniform serves for a different set of reasons than the libertarian, yet we do not use these as legitimate bases for treating them differently. How would we justify treating a Muslim differently in the context of military service?
Again, I acknowledge, and agree that adherents of philosophies that ultimately would destroy our Constitutional Republic ought to be barred from military service in this country as a matter of sane national self-preservation, but unless we make a dramatic shift and impose that restriction across all antagonistic philosophical lines, we have a civil rights/freedom of thought issue on our hands if we single out Muslims.
If we are to keep Muslims from serving, we must also bar fascists, anarchists, socialists, communists, and other adherents to Constitutionally antagonistic views. But this runs counter to our national ethos.
So, should we really try to accomplish it, and how?