The Council on American-Islamic Relations — expansionist Islam’s answer to the ACLU — gleefully announces that the dhimmis running the Department of Defense will allow Muslim students to wear hijabs while participating in 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.
The cringing response came from Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Larry Stubblefield:
”I have been asked to respond on behalf of the Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta to your October 13, 2011 letter concerning Miss Demin Zawity’s request to wear a religious head covering (hijab) while participating in an Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) event at Ravenwood High School.
“Based on your concerns, the Army has reviewed its JROTC uniform policy and will develop appropriate procedures to provide Cadets the opportunity to request the wear of religious head dress, such as the turban and hijab. …
“The Army prides itself in being a diverse organization, comprised of individuals from many faiths and religions. We appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention.”
This devotion to diversity was on full display at Fort Hood, where it got 14 Americans killed. After Nidal Hasan’s easily preventable terrorist shooting spree, Army Chief of Staff George Casey Jr. voiced concern that the embarrassing event could impede diversity initiatives. He can rest assured that under our current leadership, common sense is never placed ahead of multiculti liberal idiocy.
Imagine if the same politically correct idiots had been running the country in the early 1940s. The Department of War would be happily complying with demands from the German American Bund to let recruits wear swastika armbands.
On tips from Whotothewhat, Shawn, and Wingmann.