For God and Country
Faith and Patriotism Under Fire
By James Yee
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586483692, 256pp.)
Publication Date: October 2005
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What do you believe in? James Yee believed in God and America and one of those got him thrown in jail.
James Yee, a third-generation Chinese-American and a 1990 graduate of West Point, served in the U.S. Army for 14 years, including a tour in Saudi Arabia during the aftermath of the first Gulf War. His spiritual conversion to Islam in 1991 guided his travels to Damascus, Syria, where he studied for four years. He twice traveled to Mecca to make the Haj, the sacred Muslim pilgrimage.