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Don't Forget Your Hijab, Soldier! American Servicewomen Encouraged to Wear Headscarves


Oh, brother. Reminds me of when non-Muslim US servicemen at Gitmo would handle inmates’ korans, they’d use gloves. This was, of course, because the Muslims consider kuffar hands unclean. And, as Mark Steyn pointed out in America Alone, it’s one thing for them to believe it; it’s another thing for us to believe it too.

The Daily Caller’s Caroline May reports:

In an effort to get closer to the local population, American female soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are being encouraged to wear a Muslim headscarf when interacting with civilians. But some question whether the practice constitutes cultural sensitivity or a form of appeasement that is degrading to U.S. soldiers.

Major Kyndra Rotunda, executive director of the Military Law and Policy Institute and AMVETS Legal Clinic, told The Daily Caller that while the women are not being ordered to wear the head scarf, encouragement is tantamount to a demand.

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