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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Muslim Woman suing US army after 'being forced to remove hijab'

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Muslim soldier will be suing the US army after her command sergeant major allegedly forced to take off her hijab in front of their colleagues.
Spc. Cecilia Valdovinos is a soldier in the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. In 2016, she became a muslim. She is suing the US army over what she describes as “extremely hateful” behaviour for her Muslim identity.
Very recently on Jan, 2017 the US Army regulations stated that servicemen and women at the brigade level will be granted religious accommodations to wear turbans, beards, and hijabs in accordance with their faith.
The rules say hijabs and turbans must be made from "a subdued material in a colour that closely resembles the assigned uniform" or, if the soldier is wearing combat gear, camouflage material. Personnel can be ordered to use fire-resistant cloth.
What do you think about this? Should the US army allow head coverings and beards?
Please leave a comment down below.
Muslim soldier will be suing the US army after her command sergeant major allegedly forced to take off her hijab in front of their colleagues.
Spc. Cecilia Valdovinos is a soldier in the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. In 2016, she became a muslim. She is suing the US army over what she describes as “extremely hateful” behaviour for her Muslim identity.
Very recently on Jan, 2017 the US Army regulations stated that servicemen and women at the brigade level will be granted religious accommodations to wear turbans, beards, and hijabs in accordance with their faith. The rules say hijabs and turbans must be made from "a subdued material in a colour that closely resembles the assigned uniform" or, if the soldier is wearing combat gear, camouflage material. Personnel can be ordered to use fire-resistant cloth.
What do you think about this? Should the US army allow head coverings and beards?
Please leave a comment down below.