“In response to an inquiry from the most senior Muslim chaplain in the U.S. army, a group of leading Islamic scholars issued a fatwa on 27 September 2001, declaring that American Muslims were obliged to serve in the armed forces of their country, even when the United States was at war with a Muslim nation. Yusuf al-Qardawi, one of the leading conservative Islamic scholars–who has been highly critical of American foreign policies–lent his name and prestige to this fatwa.”

 – Fawaz A. Gerges, The Far Enemy, Page 189