Sikh Follows His Beliefs....But Had To Fight For It

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  1. tug_boat

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    Interesting topic. I have been following this Officer to observe how the Army will conform to his religious "right" or how he will conform to the Army. The only color the Army has is "green". The ripple effect will be interesting for future confrontation about religious privileges. The Russian infantry has had issues in the past and still today when a religious soldier will not engage with an enemy of the same faith.

    Will this issue become more common in the future? I think it will.

    West Point does make allowances for Mormon Cadets to leave for two years serving a mission and returning two classes behind their original class. They do need to gain another nomination. However, the Army does gain an expert in language and culture if they serve a foreign services. Cadets of other faiths are given the same opportunity.


    http://www.voanews.com/media/video/sikh-us-soldier-wins-right-to-keep-turban-beard/3334418.html

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    Lieutenant-Colonel Harjit Saijan, Canadian Minister of Defense, a Sikh, during one of three deployments to Afghanistan.

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    Dudley Do-right, RCMP, probably a Presbyterian, during one of his deployments in Saskatchewan.
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    Not sure what the big deal is...in just a few short months you will be able to render and receive a salute from Corporal Klinger, dressed in his or her finest unisex, gender neutral uniform...

    Not sure why we should stop with just the Sikh headgear and beard. I think Hijab's should be good to go also. My personal favorite is the black "ninja" model, where there is just a slit for the eyes to see out. I mean heck, we could even end that mean prohibition on face, neck, scalp and head tattoo's by allowing any one who wants one to just don a "ninja" Hijab to keep it covered up...perfect.....
     
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    open pandoras box and it never closes, once you make an exception for one person you will have everybody screaming for one. Its symptomatic of the "me generation" where people are more worried about personal rights than group cohesion or conformity and the vocal special interest groups browbeat and guilt the rest of us into accepting their demands by claiming we are 'intolerant', 'discriminatory' and 'not diverse enough'. Hey folks the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
     
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