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Our Best – Staff Sgt. Muna Nur

Army Staff Sgt. Muna Nur

Being female and a Muslim could have been a double-whammy joining the Army, whose population is historically comprised mostly of men and soldiers that believe in some form of Christianity – but surprisingly, the discrimination she experienced in the civilian world was much worse than what she’s experienced as a soldier.

She credits the Army’s emphasis on cultural training for that.

“I think the majority of soldiers are trained to differentiate between terrorists and what Islam is,” she said.

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