There are thousands of Muslims in the US military, and two attacks by Muslims within the ranks (the last one in 2003) is not an indictment on Islam. As Obama said yesterday in his speech at Ft. Hood, no religion or just god condones this behavior. Christian extremists within the military have been just as vengeful, especially in the wake of 9/11, in the name of God, but that is not cause to ban Christians from enlisting. Most Christians see that behavior as sinful and against Jesus's teachings, just as most Muslims denounce the attack at Ft. Hood as against their own teachings. Some people are just psychotic and violent, and when they're associated with a religion, it unfairly reflects on those who share the same religion, but not the same proclivity toward destruction. So, sorry, Jeannie, it's not "just a fact," nor a conflict of interest for Muslims to enlist. You just sound afraid of what is foreign to you. This is nothing new, but recognize it for what it is.
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