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Muslim cadet in US military


It is arguably a tough time to be a Muslim in the American military. The US is fighting two wars in two predominantly Muslim countries and the Fort Hood massacre in Texas was carried out by a Muslim officer. But one cadet at West Point is convinced his faith will turn out to be a big advantage.

In this First Person account, junior Anees Merzi talks about the path he has travelled and what he has learned about his religion and himself.


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