Support US Army Muslim objector
Fort Bragg infantry soldier Nasser Abdo has applied for discharge as a conscientious objector based on his Muslim faith; however, his unit may
attempt to deploy him anyway.
Operation Recovery launched
are pushing service members
far past human limits for the sake of 'combat readiness.' There is a problem, a basic right is being denied, and we will organize to get it back," declares Iraq Veterans Against the War.
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Support US Army Muslim objector Nasser Abdo
By Courage to Resist
October 12, 2010
Please consider a donation to Nasser's defense via Courage to Resist.
We hope to raise at least $1,000 towards his civilian legal
representation. Nasser faces deployment, and likely jail if he refuses.
"To a soldier the association of terror and Islam serves the purpose
of falsely justifying ones actions in combat by stripping Muslims of
their humanity. The association of terror and Islam is what we now refer
to as Islamaphobia, and furthermore that it is as if the US public is
just recently following a trend that has been rampant in the military
for years. Only when the military and America can disassociate Muslims
with terror can we move onto a brighter future of the religious
collaboration and dialogue that defines America and makes me proud to be
--PFC Nasser Abdo
As Chuck Fager, Director of Quaker House, Fayetteville, NC, explains
in support of Nasser, “A Muslim soldier whose interpretation of his
faith leads him to the conviction that he can’t participate in war
deserves the same respect from the Army as does a Quaker, a Mennonite,
or any other person following their conscience.”
A handful of past Courage to Resist donors have expressed objections
to our support of PFC Nasser Abdo. There are always
of folks that have problems with any particular objector and their
reasons for refusing to fight or speak out. However, in Nasser's case,
it's been far more than usual. For Courage to Resist, we help objectors
tell their stories and support them when they come into conflict with
the military as a result of reasons of conscience.
For audio and video interviews with Nasser, visit
Operation Recovery launched to resist repeated deployments
By Iraq Veterans Against the War
October 7, 2010
Thousands of troops are being sent to war despite suffering from Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and
Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Many of us within IVAW have faced or are
currently facing deployment as we try to recover from the severe trauma
we have already experienced.
While we recognize that we must stop the deployment of all soldiers
in order to end the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan, we see the
deployment of soldiers with PTSD, TBI, and MST as particularly cruel,
inhumane, and dangerous. Military commanders across all branches are
pushing service members far past human limits for the sake of 'combat
We cannot allow those commanders to continue to ignore the
welfare of their troops who are, after all, human beings.
Now a program of
Alliance for Global Justice
By Courage to Resist. October 12, 2010
Courage to Resist is now a program of the Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ)! We would like to thank the International Humanities Center
(IHC) for their fiscal sponsorship during the first five years of our
collective. Like IHC, AfGJ is a nonprofit organization under Section
501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. This relationship allows Courage to Resist to
focus more on our mission of supporting the troops who refuse to fight--and less on the administrative paperwork required to keep a non-profit
running. Like most fiscal sponsors, AfGJ hosts a number of projects.
However, Courage to Resist is autonomous from and independent of any
political organization, party, group, or other AfGJ-sponsored project.
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