Should the Citadel allow a student to wear a hijab?
Why? Because all cadets must wear a common uniform. Citadel President Lt. Gen John Rosa said:
"Uniformity is the cornerstone of this four-year leader development model."
Rosa also said that he hoped the unidentified student would still choose to attend The Citadel.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, D.C., representing the student, says she won't attend if she cannot wear her headscarf. The Council is also considering legal action.
— Michael Purzycki (@MDPurzycki) May 10, 2016
It looks like common sense has prevailed at the Citadel as a request to wear a hijab with the uniform was denied. https://t.co/9SNRzG6zPh
— Conservative Chick (@NaughtyBeyotch) May 10, 2016
Why do so many people assume this Muslim girl who requested to wear a hijab at The Citadel is not from America?
— Sam Tyson (@SamInteractive) May 10, 2016
110% sure if Christianity involved wearing a hijab or similar headwear, no one would ever be forced to remove it https://t.co/bmLApF3oUY
— Elizabeth O'Neill (@HolyLizBatman) May 10, 2016
As an American and a Sikh, I believe that denying religious freedom to some is denying religious freedom to all.https://t.co/tC3Tc2Pz1p
— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) May 10, 2016
— Simone Laurey (@SimoneLaurey) May 10, 2016
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