In August 2010, Mike Galanos of CNN Headline News talked to Pvt. Nasser Jason Abdo about his refusal to deploy to Afghanistan. He filed a claim for conscientious objector status based on his Muslim faith.
Abdo was arrested over a possible plot to attack Fort Hood on Thursday. He was reportedly found with explosives and jihadist materials.
During the interview he said he didn’t think serving in the military would be an issue.
“I was under the impression that I could serve the U.S Army and my God simultaneously,” Abdo said.
“I started asking myself and taking the question more seriously whether God would accept what I was doing and whether I was really meant to go to war, as opposed to the peace that Islam preaches.”
Abdo said his main goal was to get out of the U.S. military and to find a different way to serve America.
“Islam is much more peaceful and tolerant religion than it is an aggressive religion. I don’t believe that Islam allows me to operate in any kind of warfare.”
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