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Army to allow soldiers to wear hijab, turbans, and religious beards
American Thinker ^ | 6 Jan 2017 | Rick Moran

Posted on 01/06/2017 6:42:05 AM PST by mandaladon

Over the last 8 years, in addition to fighting Obama's numerous wars, the US army has served as a gigantic social sciences lab under this president.

Gays can serve openly, as can transgender people. The government will even pay for some gender reassignment surgeries for trans soldiers. Women are now eligible for some combat roles, including special forces.

It seems that President Obama has cared more about imposing his cultural agenda on the military rather than winning wars.

Now, in the waning days of the administration, the army has decided to take the idea of a "uniform" and turn it on its head. If approved at the brigade level, Muslim and Sikh soldiers can now wear the hijab, as well as grow beards for religious reasons.

Army Times:

Since 2009, religious accommodation requests received by the Army have largely been from soldiers wanting to wear a hijab or a Sikh turban or patka with uncut beard and hair, according to the directive.

"Based on the successful examples of soldiers currently serving with these accommodations," Army Secretary Eric Fanning wrote in the directive, he decided to move forward with those accommodations as long as the colors match the uniform of the day.

"The Army has reviewed its policies to ensure we allow every opportunity for qualified soldiers to serve, regardless of their faith background," Lt. Col. Randy Taylor, an Army spokesman, said in a statement. "We believe in preserving the First Amendment right of free exercise of religion for those who want to serve in the U.S. Army."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: armys; defensedepartment; dod; isi; ludicrous; obama; trump
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I'm sure Obama is pleased with this!
1 posted on 01/06/2017 6:42:05 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

[”We believe in preserving the First Amendment right of free exercise of religion for those who want to serve in the U.S. Army.”]

But CHRISTIANS can’t have a Bible on their desk or SCRIPTURE on their screensavers.


2 posted on 01/06/2017 6:43:24 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: mandaladon

If I was a Westerner in the US military in Afghanistan or Iraq, I would be pleased with this; I could now disguise myself as a crazy (so they’ll direct their fire elsewhere)...


3 posted on 01/06/2017 6:43:50 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: mandaladon

Just so everybody knows, these aren’t the soldiers that a brother soldier will yell out “cover me!...............”

My guess is they’ll be urged to take point.


4 posted on 01/06/2017 6:44:34 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: mandaladon

Issue them AK-47’s while you’re at it.


5 posted on 01/06/2017 6:44:45 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: mandaladon

Sounds like a recipe for fragging when things get hot..


6 posted on 01/06/2017 6:46:23 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: kearnyirish2

The problem is that you’d constantly be watching your back to see that they don’t shoot you in the back or lob a grenade in your tent.


7 posted on 01/06/2017 6:47:04 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: mandaladon

Firm GI Joe to Jihad Mo in 8 years.


8 posted on 01/06/2017 6:47:25 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: mandaladon

Bigger targets on the front line.


9 posted on 01/06/2017 6:47:55 AM PST by G Larry (Pretending Podesta's e-mail are "The American Election System" is nonsense.)
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To: mandaladon

“If approved at the brigade level-——”

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One can only hope that it won’t be approved.

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10 posted on 01/06/2017 6:49:12 AM PST by Mears
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To: mandaladon

From GI Joe to Jihad Mo in 8 years.


11 posted on 01/06/2017 6:52:10 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Gaffer

They wouldn’t do that if I looked like them...

(I know what you mean; I wouldn’t really want to dress like them)


12 posted on 01/06/2017 6:53:01 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: mandaladon

Can’t wait to see the Amish brigades...


13 posted on 01/06/2017 6:53:55 AM PST by Adder (Mr. Franklin: We are trying to get the Republic back!)
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To: mandaladon

Actually, I’d want to know who the possible jihadist is in my unit. Put them in the front of the line so there can’t be any ‘friendly fire’ mistakes.


14 posted on 01/06/2017 6:54:54 AM PST by Twotone (Truth is hate to those who hate truth.)
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To: mandaladon

Another job for the new Commander-In-Chief


15 posted on 01/06/2017 6:54:55 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Deplorables' Lives Matter)
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To: mandaladon

His plans are working Rome 2.


16 posted on 01/06/2017 6:57:33 AM PST by Vaduz (women and children to be impacted the most.)
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To: mandaladon

Is a camouflage yarmulke Kosher?

(No offense meant to our Jewish brothers)


17 posted on 01/06/2017 6:58:16 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("The church ... is not the master or the servant of the state, but the conscience" - Luther)
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To: mandaladon

This should ensure more friendly fire incidents!


18 posted on 01/06/2017 6:59:18 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: mandaladon

This article is way off the mark. It was the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty that argued the case for the Sikh soldier.

http://www.becketfund.org/sikh-military-victory/


19 posted on 01/06/2017 7:04:30 AM PST by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: Mears

One can hope that the new commander in chief Donald J. Trump will say “H*** no!” to all of this P.C. nonsense.

UCMJ Section 8 undesirable discharges may become a commander’s tool once again.


20 posted on 01/06/2017 7:09:09 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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