it seems that one muhammad abdur al-rashid, the "ranking muslim chaplain" in the u.s. military very shortly after september 11, 2001 anticipated american muslim troops fighting in afghanistan, so he fired off a request for a legal ruling from islamic authority, in the person of sheik yusuf al-qaradawi, as to whether american muslim would be permitted under islam to fight against their co-religionists there.
(for more on sheikh yousef al-qaradhawi, as he is also known, and his long standing relationship to imam feisel abdul rauf, please see atlas shrugs's article, "... ground zero mosque imam's ... extremism exposed.")
mr. muhammad abdur al-rashid asked for a fatwa on whether it was permissible under islamic law and religious doctraine for american muslim troops to fight in afghanistan, or whether they should refuse order to do so, and refuse to fight against their fellow muslims. it is as fucking simple as that.
muhammad abdur al-rashid, and american army officer, is asking a qatari sheik whether islam will permit american troops to fight in a war as directed by their chain of command.
do you understand that? an american army officer.
do you get that. and american army officer is asking an islamic religious authority if islam permits american troops to fight as ordered.
please consider, if you are capable of the mental gymnastic ...
Go read the whole thing.
Just so you understand who it is that Rauf is referencing in this passage, here is a video of Sheikh Qaradawi praising Adolph Hitler, and expressing his wish to kill the Jews.