ideally, yes. but unfortunately, indian muslims do not have a choice. they live among such insane barbarians who will lynch you for eating beef .... no strike that... even if you are SUSPECTED of eating beef. and doctors, engineers, professionals, lawyers, justify it! these are not humans - they have no moral compass. they are worse than savages. the best word to describe them and their culture is jahil and jahiliyyah. and you expect that 'conscientious objector' is an option in such a country! ==== if you followed twitter yesterday, you should have seen how everyone was gloating in india. even otherwise sensible people were shouting in frenzy and were celebrating the first shots fired. they have absolutely zero sense of justice - the hypocrisy of indians (hindus mainly and the muslim names that support them) is puke-inducing. [people like arunadhati roy are an exception. there are others as well, but you can count them easily. the rest are idiots and cowards who cannot take a just stand.] anyway, the whole world is a rotten place. it is far easier to reason with a gorilla or a polar bear in our times, than so-called humans. "O judgement! Thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason." ---- "Cry 'Havoc!,' and let slip the dogs of war." al-iyadhu billah.