By Kashia Simmons and Gregory Woolston, RDECOM CERDEC Public Affairs
FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. – Anwar al-Awlaki. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Major Nidal Malik Hasan. Three extremists focused on harming Americans through their harsh words and violent actions in the name of Allah.
Azza Meshal. Dr. Rony Shahidain. Muhammad Mizan. Three American-Muslim engineers supporting the U.S. Army to equip the Soldier with the tools he needs to defeat this country’s enemies abroad.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a radical Islamist stereotype, based largely on the words and beliefs of extremists, has formed in the minds of many Americans.
For Muslims working as scientists and engineers in U. S. Army, as well as the estimated 3,000-plus Muslim Soldiers, the stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth.