A Muslim student who requested she be allowed to wear her hijab – a political statement – at The Citadel military academy is allegedly “heartbroken” because her request was denied. If she’s that upset, she should go to the Mosul ROTC.
It’s surprising they had the guts to say ‘no’ to her. They will be called Islamophobes.
The news reports are saying that this hijab is essential to her culture and religious beliefs. The hijab is political and casts a woman as subservient. It’s inappropriate in a military academy.
“Uniformity is the cornerstone of this four-year leader development model,” the school’s president, Lieutenant General John Rosa, said in a statement, adding that he hoped the admitted student would still attend, Reuters reported.
She probably won’t attend said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAI) in Washington, D.C. The advocacy group is considering legal options as a result of the denial, he said. More on him towards the end of this post.
“She was in tears this morning,” said Hooper, who said he spoke to the student’s family. “She told the commandant that it was not fair for her to have to choose between her faith and attending The Citadel.”
I’ll bet. This is simply radicals attempting to change our culture.
Some current Citadel students and alumni had spoken out against allowing an exception, citing the military college’s emphasis on uniformity in apparel and privileges.
Citadel students are required to wear uniforms furnished by the college at nearly all times except when the corps of cadets is furloughed or a cadet is on leave, according to the college’s website.
Accommodations for prayer and dietary needs are commonly made, the school said. Several years ago, The Citadel allowed a cadet to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt during physical fitness training for religious reasons, Citadel spokesman Brett Ashworth said in a telephone interview.
“We do everything we can to support our cadets,” Ashworth said.
In 2014, the U.S. Department of Defense gave troops more latitude to wear turbans, head scarfs, yarmulkes and other religious clothing with their uniforms unless it might affect military readiness or unit cohesion.
Ashworth said the college is not governed by those rules.
This Ibrahim Hooper character is very radical.
Ibrahim Hooper, a convert and immigrant from Canada, who is the National Communications Director and spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a terror-tied organization which was established by the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR serves as the U.S. mouthpiece for the Brotherhood and was tied to The Holy Land Foundation case.
He is behind an accelerated hiring of Muslim police in New York City which may be a good thing or not. “The more Muslims who work in the NYPD the better,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “This is a way to break down the mistrust and create bridges in the community. Where an informant breaks down trust, a law enforcement officer builds it.”
Is it that or does he want to destroy our ability to surveil radicals?
Hooper wanted to keep Bill Maher from speaking at UC Berkeley and has labeled him an Islamophobe. Hooper is a proponent of limits to free speech and is an avid apologist for terrorists as well as a virulent opponent of profiling.
The hijab goes beyond religion which is why it’s a problem. Background here: