American Muslim soldiers who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan find themselves caught between two worlds. On one hand they want to serve their nation, and on another they are criticized for fighting what fellow Muslims perceive as an unjust war against Muslims. One Christian group asserts they should be prohibited from serving.
But soldiers in this article reject extremism from any side. “We love this country,” said Shelton Hasan, 54, of Detroit, an Army veteran, “and want to protect it like anyone else.”