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Veterans Speak Out

"The generous welcome I received is what inspired me to give back to our country and protect it from enemies foreign and domestic." —Emir Hadzic, USMC Veteran, Bosnian Muslim Refugee

Through Vets for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, veterans are coming together under the belief that America is its strongest and most secure when its policies and actions match its ideals.

Muslim Americans proudly serve in our military, and many more Muslim allies from other nations fought alongside us in Iraq and Afghanistan. As veterans, we’re speaking out against Islamophobia in the name of American values, national security, and our common humanity.

Latest News and Press Releases

December 28, 2016 When I retired from the Marine Corps, like all of my friends who served, I reflected on my experience and wondered if I could find something as meaningful and important. I often revisited the words...
November 10, 2016 By Joe Jenkins After a particularly divisive election season, vitriol seems to have spread to every corner of the nation, driving a wedge into the heart of our society. In the face of this...
August 08, 2016 By Charlie Mink This blog is cross-posted from Veterans for American Ideals. I joined Vets for American Ideals (VFAI) in February 2016 because I believe our generation of veterans needs a...
August 02, 2016 By Joe Jenkins In May 2016, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that the state would no longer participate in the Office of Health and Human Services refugee resettlement program....
July 29, 2016 By Joe Jenkins Vets for American Ideals leader Emir Hazdic wasn’t the only veteran to speak up against former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich’s recent anti-Muslim comments—...
July 28, 2016 By Joe Jenkins Hours after the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, on July 14th, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich declared, “Western civilization is in a war. We...

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