Skip to comments.Army to allow soldiers to wear hijab, turbans, and religious beards
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.
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."
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[”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.
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)...
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.
Issue them AK-47’s while you’re at it.
Sounds like a recipe for fragging when things get hot..
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.
Firm GI Joe to Jihad Mo in 8 years.
Bigger targets on the front line.
“If approved at the brigade level-——”
One can only hope that it won’t be approved.
From GI Joe to Jihad Mo in 8 years.
They wouldn’t do that if I looked like them...
(I know what you mean; I wouldn’t really want to dress like them)
Can’t wait to see the Amish brigades...
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.
Another job for the new Commander-In-Chief
His plans are working Rome 2.
Is a camouflage yarmulke Kosher?
(No offense meant to our Jewish brothers)
This should ensure more friendly fire incidents!
This article is way off the mark. It was the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty that argued the case for the Sikh soldier.
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.
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