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It’s called a “UNIFORM” for a reason


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that the Department of Defense will begin allowing Muslim and Sikh students who wear an Islamic head scarf (hijab) or a turban to participate in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC).


In October, the Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization wrote to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta after a 14-year-old Muslim student at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn., was forced to transfer out of a JROTC class when her commanding officers told her she could not wear hijab while marching in the September homecoming parade.

CAIR requested constitutionally-protected religious accommodations for the girl and for future Muslim JROTC participants.

You know why we wear uniforms? To make us a part of a unit – a cohesive organization where no one receives special treatment and everyone operates as part of an entity.



All as one.

A unit is supposed to be a single, indivisible entity – not a place where everyone’s special “needs” are accommodated.

I don’t care whom you worship or how. You are part of an organization in which you and your buddies operate as a team, as parts of a cohesive whole. The uniform is part of that cohesion. It’s part of that strength.

Get it?

Obviously CAIR doesn’t.

So what’s next? Burqas in the battlefield?

Can’t wait for that one.

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