Kudos to the Citadel for drawing this particular line - which isn't all that "radical" since they allow women both women AND Muslims into their institution - though the Obama DOJ will, of course, never permit it to last:
The Citadel has decided a newly accepted Muslim student cannot wear her hijab, a traditional Muslim headscarf, if she enrolls, reported the Associated Press. It's the first time the military college has faced the issue.
The South Carolina school announced Tuesday that Commandant of Cadets Geno Paluso decided that allowing the student to wear the head covering known as a hijab wouldn't be consistent with the school's policy of having cadets look similar.
The school in Charleston is known for its buttoned-up uniforms and close-cropped haircuts that represent the sacrifice of one's self for the greater goals of the unit.
"Uniformity is the cornerstone of this four-year leader development model. The standardization of cadets in apparel, overall appearance, actions and privileges is essential to the learning goals and objectives of the college," Citadel President retired Lieutenant-General John Rosa said in a statement.
Nevertheless, it will now be designated as "Islamophobic" as well, even though the school has said it will "continue to provide for any cadet's spiritual needs when it can, such as providing special diets or time for prayer and driving cadets to their places of worship if they don't have a car". There are no half-measures to "you will be made to care"; it's an all or nothing proposition, where "nothing" is verbotten.
The inevitable civil rights lawsuit is warming up on the launching pad:
[T]he woman will not attend the school unless there is a change, a spokesman for the family, Ibrahim Hooper with the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, D.C., said Tuesday.
Hooper said the family is considering legal options after the school's rejection.
The woman was crying this morning after getting the call, Hooper said.
On video that will go instantly viral, no doubt, and become a jihadist rallying cry.
She told the commandant that it wasn't "fair" that she had to choose between going to the school and her faith, Hooper said.
"It's the same issue faced by African-Americans and women in this situation," Hooper said. "We view it as a continuation of the civil rights movement." [emphasis added]
Of course they do. Isn't everything else? I wonder if her lawsuit will include the right to wear suicide bomb jackets as well and grow full, flowing beards as well. And for the Muzzie men, too, of course.
After she wins her case, she will be going into combat, one way or the other:
The Marine Corps is sending its first females into the infantry, approving requests for one woman to become a rifle[wo]man and another to be a machine-gunner, Marine Corps Times reports.
Their names, or the units they'll join, are not being released yet.
"The Corps applauds the time and efforts of those Marines who volunteered," Captain Philip Kulczewski, a Marine spokesman at the [Obam]agon, tells the newspaper.
No doubt with a loaded gun to his head. All of which makes actual combat correspondingly less likely, given the PR optics of dismembered infantrywomen coming home in bodybags and draped coffins. Which is the whole point of "gender-integrating" combat. At least to the extent that it's not "transgendered" as well.
At any rate, that process still isn't quite done yet:
Since no women have graduated from the service's Infantry Officer Course, female Marines or Navy officers assigned to infantry battalions will serve in support roles, the Marine Corps Times reports. [emphasis added]
In other words, only technically "in combat," not ACTUALLY in combat.
No, no, no, no, no. That simply isn't good enough. There won't be true, full, military gender equality until a little over half of future combat casualties that look like this....
Anything less would be "sexist".
I bet a hijab, or full burqa, would conceal such disfigurements, wouldn't they? Hmmm....