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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Only if it's camouflage

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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Do we? Are Muslim women in the US not allowed to wear a full burka if that's what they believe in?
    It doesn't violate any custom here for them to do that (except perhaps, in a bank) Have you ever lived or spent significant time in any foreign country?
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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    It doesn't violate any custom here for them to do that (except perhaps, in a bank) Have you ever lived or spent significant time in any foreign country?
    I've been to Mexico, Germany and Australia, but only to visit for a few weeks at a time at the most. Why?
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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I've been to Mexico, Germany and Australia, but only to visit for a few weeks at a time at the most. Why?
    Because as compared to most other countries, excluding Northern Europe, America is far more orderly culture. We fall into lines, we wait our turn, we drive orderly and stay inside the lines. Go to a post office in Italy and try to figure out who's next at the counter...or drive and try to figure out the right of way system. Go to a grocery store in the UK and try not to get pissed at tall the old ladies bumping into you and not saying excuse me.

    We demand all people coming to the US to learn English and adopt our way of living. Our cultural norms may not be as obvious as turbans and burka's but we have them and we absolutely demand that people fall in line when in America.
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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    TED, I'm seriously not trying to dodge your question. I'm conceding to you that the suggestion was not made by the commander (or whoever) with the intent to subjugate the female members of his unit.
    Okay.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    If you believed the recommendation was made that women wear the hijab only when not on duty and not on base, I can see that being different question. I'm not arguing to ban the hijab on women soldiers if that's what they want to do when they're not working. If it's truly their choice, then it's not subjugation.
    I simply couldn't imagine any commanding officer in any branch of our military being stupid enough to advise -- much less instruct -- the female soldiers under his command to forgo protective head gear in favor of a hijab.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    If a freed black person from the North were to have visited a southern plantation in 1850 and was told to play the role of slave by calling white men "master", would they be supporting slavery?

    Of course they would.
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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Are you actually saying that asking someone to wear a hijab is the same thing as ... that? Really?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    Female U.S. soldiers are being “encouraged” to wear headscarves in Afghanistan in an effort to get closer to the locals, according to The Daily Caller.

    Major Kyndra Rotunda, the executive director of the Military Law and Policy Institute, says that being “encouraged” to do something in the military is tantamount to being “ordered” to do it, putting the servicewomen in a touchy situation.


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    You know what you "sensitive" Muslims, kiss my lily white a**.
    Had an acquaintance who married an oil exec back in...the early eighties I think. She went over seas with him and came back for a visit telling some of us of her experiences. She said she never went out without her body being completely covered to the ankles and wrists and including a little flap over her lower face.
    The oil industry execs knew, I suppose, that it is best to do as "the Romans do" when living in Rome.

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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    how about showing some respect for the decisions made by the female soldiers who are over there. they have chosen to wear Hijab in some circumstances. all you are doing is undermining their decisions. you are not there, they are, and i think they are more qualified than you to decide what they want to do.

    it sounds like they are doing an awesome job over there.

    I was given the opportunity to attend the first women's shura in two years located in Jaji Maidan on Thursday, Feb. 10. A shura, for those of you who don't know what that is, is simply a formal way for Afghans to get together to solve issues in the community. For the U.S. it would be like a meeting between council members of a town.

    It was, quite simply, an amazing mission. For starters, the entire mission was conducted by females. Women Soldiers from the personal security detail, 330th Military Police Company escorted the female Afghan government officials to the town, cleared the building they would be meeting with local women in, and secured the immediate area from threats. The only men on the mission were on the outside securing the rest of the village. To make the females more comfortable we all wore head scarves. It was funny seeing female Soldiers in full battle rattle with brightly colored scarves peeking from under their helmets.


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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Because as compared to most other countries, excluding Northern Europe, America is far more orderly culture. We fall into lines, we wait our turn, we drive orderly and stay inside the lines. Go to a post office in Italy and try to figure out who's next at the counter...or drive and try to figure out the right of way system. Go to a grocery store in the UK and try not to get pissed at tall the old ladies bumping into you and not saying excuse me.

    We demand all people coming to the US to learn English and adopt our way of living. Our cultural norms may not be as obvious as turbans and burka's but we have them and we absolutely demand that people fall in line when in America.
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