ROTC to Permit Wearing of Hijab

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Our Department of Defense has lost its mind under the leadership of Barack Obama and his Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta.  They are systematically wrecking the United States military, and there’s really only one possible reason for that.  Now, due to the complaint of a 14yo Muslim student who wanted to be able to wear her Hijab while parading in uniform, the Defense Department is modifying its policies to permit the wearing of the religious headgear.  This is an absurd finding by the DoD, and it threatens the entire purpose of the concept of “uniforms.” Of course, the truth is that the DOD has been encouraging this in Afghanistan, making our female soldiers cover up in accordance with Islamic tradition.

For now, this applies only to the Junior Reserve Officers Training Course(JROTC) cadets, but it’s clear where this is headed.  It will not be long before we see US service members permitted to wear the hijab also, and this will be the beginning of the end of the United States military as an effective fighting force.

The whole point of a military uniform is to standardize the clothing of service members. The reason for the standardization is not only for utilitarian purposes,  but also for the same reason players on a sports team wear the same uniform: Simple recognition. What do you suppose would cause greater confusion for soldiers on a battlefield in, for instance, Afghanistan, than to permit some to wear the hijab?  The other function of a uniform is to have a single standard to which the wearers can repair.  Think of it as a dress code taken to the ultimate extreme, by which individuality is forbidden except where it serves a purely military purpose, such as insignia of rank.

With such an allowance made for JROTC cadets, it is only a matter of time before this moves into ROTC, the service academies, and ultimately, our war-fighting forces.  There can be no way to preserve military discipline and permit this social engineering to continue.  In logic, one cancels out the other, so that if this is to be permitted, there will be no way to effectively preserve military discipline over the long run.

When I served in uniform, it was said that the uniform changes the wearer into one more part of the whole, but by permitting the wearing of the hijab, what is effectively accomplished is to destroy the whole. I strongly condemn this action on the part of the DoD, and I will write my representative about it.  This nonsensical approach to military uniform regulations must be stopped.  When you sign up, you agree to be bound by regulations, and whether you’re a commissioned officer, an enlistee, or a cadet, that’s simply part of the deal.  After all, you’re not there to serve your own purposes and agenda, and you’re not there for your own comfort or the spread of your own ideas.

The Obama administration has long been favorable to the destruction of the US military as a fighting organization able to carry out its duties in defense of this nation.  This ruling by the DoD merely extends the question: “Why?” I now believe the answer is simple enough to understand: Reduce the US military to a social experiment until none will enlist or apply at its academies, and make of us a neutered nation, unable to defend itself and its interests around the globe.

In my view, that’s precisely what Obama wants, and nothing else will do.

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  • http://gravatar.com/kilt1iron kilt1iron

    Sad.

    Maybe voices (from WWII veterans) should come forward an speak wisdom and common sense.

    There some still alive. Maybe a joint commercial with a name veteran, like Schwarzkopf, etc.

  • dnr

    Mark, I totally agree that this is not about "inclusiveness" – it is intended to further weaken our fighting forces. Women should also not be in combat, IMHO. That was one of the first mistakes we the people allowed our so-called representatives to foist upon us, and our society. Now we have the homosexual agenda playing out in our military, as well, to its further detriment. The hijab issue is yet another way to bring about the destruction of this nation. If this woman is identifying herself as a muslim first, then she is declaring that she is an enemy of this nation, and of freedom. She should not be allowed in the ROTC until she can put America first, demonstrated by her acceptance of the uniform of the United States military.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649923542 Thomas Dixon

    Saw the article from The Daily Caller on the internet last night and was personally incensed! This Administration's unmitigated gall to fundamentally transformation OUR society through social engineering is unmatched. Even though it was Christmas, I was compelled to post to FaceBook so friends and family would immediately be aware of this blatant Progressive move.

    As you mentioned, we must contact our representatives and continue to pressure them to eliminate political correctness in our military system. This inch-by-inch dismemberment of standards will lead to complete destruction of our military cohesiveness. Then, deviance from uniformity is the logical next step toward allowing foreign services to merge with ours under UN leadership for purpose of 'Responsibility to Protect.'

    The camel is nosing just outside our tent and it likes what it smells.

  • eyetooth tom

    A few years ago, like close to 50 I received notice that If i graduated from college I would be admitted into the U.S. Navy Reserves. By graduation day in '66 I had orders to report for duty in two weeks, including being sworn in at New Orleans. Be at Parris Island without delay. Reported without uniform. Had to go to Charleston for them
    Now I was admitted as a health care person and have been that for 46 years, mostly in pediatric health care. So I didn't go through the rigors of training required for Vietnam.
    But I did have to stand at attention for review later at Camp Lejeune for a visiting admiral… my shoes were black and shiny, but he called me out…shoes were not regulation he said. And I got them in Charleston.
    What if I'd had a hijab then?
    Pitiful situation.

    • eyetooth tom

      Well maybe we were dressed in khakis, so shiny brown shoes. It was only yesterday. Same message. Anyway the fast food there then was the Hardee's Huskiie.

  • Nancy Goodale

    Mark,
    Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. As fellow veterans, my husband and I totally agree with you on this issue! It is an outrage and a total absurdity; and we will also be contacting our representatives concerning this ridiculous travesty being perpetrated against our men and women in uniform. What will come next? What about other religious garb? And equality for other religions? This is just too stupid for words!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001920496358 David Diaz

    NO NO NO NO…..NO MUZZIES IN OUR MILITARY…..DID WE FORGET FT. HOOD?

  • http://minorityrightsadvocate.wordpress.com mrfixit

    Let us just say it… Our leadership has a different agenda, and it seems would properly be labeled as one that comes under "enemy" of the US Constitution and our national survival as a nation based on the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution.
    We all know this is crazy, but if you were to destroy America's greatness, this is evil genius.
    Create perpetual conflict within the ranks by mixed gender crews underway in tight spaces, open service for Gays, now open expression of a religion that has long been an enemy of the US. Tomas Jefferson knew it with the Barbary pirate problem! This is why they had the Koran translated into English and included an introduction that proclaimed the outrageous stuff within!
    Now we embrace that which we know to be diametrically opposed to strength and prosperity, we now embrace that which leads to tyranny and opposes the very concept of individual rights….
    As far as Fort Hood is concerned this ENEMY administration views that terrorist act as mere work place violence like what the Post Office has become famous for. No connection to the Islamic motivation at all, nothing to see here, move along while we continue to infiltrate and destroy our society and make it into a tyrant’s utopia.
    Will we recover from this attack? It does not look all that positive at this point, but I do know they will lose in the end, whenever that time comes.

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  • at123

    Historically speaking, you are aware that religious head dress has been around in successful foreign forces for centuries right? ie. British Sikh regiments etc – which were effective in countless campaigns well before (and including) WWII and even today?

    Regarding operational effectiveness – how on earth would a piece of cloth around a woman's head alter her effectiveness in the field compared to any other troop? Both would have helmets, no? If not, then the only real difference would be the the color of their hair; where instead that would be a hijaab.

    Coming onto uniformity while on a parade square – are you expecting all women to die their hair and buns a particular color as well?

    I very highly doubt there are many forces anywhere that have had the same uniforms (and dress regs) from their inception. i also doubt the likelyhood of their being much of a debate of reverting to dress regulations of many years previous – Get with the program dude.

    No I am definitely not a Muslim in case anyone's wondering.

    • http://minorityrightsadvocate.wordpress.com mrfixit

      Dude… NO it is a UNIFORM. I can't have a beard, even if it is a religious one!

      And yes, it does alter effectiveness, obscures vision and makes it impossible to design PPE and other devices to work with or without various head decorations.

      This is stupid plain and simple and no other "religion" would get this special kind of exemption.

      You may not be a Muslim, but I'd bet you have no understanding of what it means to be in a uniform or serve in such a capacity…