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After intervention by the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Defense Department reportedly decided it will now allow Muslim students participating in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps to wear headscarves and turbans while in uniform.
The decision marks the latest influence by controversial Islamic groups on military affairs.
WND previously broke the story that an Islamic group that has been closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and was named by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas is the official endorsing agency for the U.S. Armed Forces Muslim chaplain program.
Originally posted by MegasAlexandros
JROTC is in High School, and there is no requirement to enlist, so I see no problem with it. Plus, I dislike the uniform policy that most armies took up after WWI. Before WWI, most militaries allowed for long hair and beards, but because of the close proximity in trenches, clean shave orders were given, and they have just sort of stayed. Histories greatest warriors wore long hair and beards, they also, for the most part, we're able to personalize their equipment so long as it didn't detract from the unit as a whole. Today's military makes everyone look the same and shut down free thinking, so that the soldiers focus on following orders, no matter how awful...edit on 24-12-2011 by MegasAlexandros because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mojoharry
reply to post by captaintyinknots
You just bought that to the table pal!
SO... If I made up a religion that REQUIRED me to have a half eaten pork sandwich rubber banded to my head inorder to show my belife in a higher power ...
I also require to drop top my knees and shout the word S**TPickle at the top of my voice for 30 minutes three times a day.. The state MUST cater to my needs as IT'S MY religion and my religion requires it.
US of Whatever! UK of whatever... you keep this up .. your OK!
Keep those pens pushing and and those forms filled they will prove your worth!
Keep the ghey’s and immigrants’ in power!!!! don't speak of race it's a taboo subject.