PRESS RELEASE from Muslim Brotherhood affiliate CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations):
CAIR is calling on a Tennessee school district and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to change a policy being used to effectively bar a Muslim student in that state from participating in a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) class because she wears an Islamic hijab (or headbag). The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says the 14-year-old student at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn., was forced to transfer out of the class after her JROTC commanding officers told her she could not wear hijab while marching in the September homecoming parade.
TENNESSEAN A Ravenwood High School freshman said her Muslim beliefs were put to the test when commanding officers in her Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program told her she couldn’t both wear a headbag and march in the September homecoming parade. (Who cares?)
Demin Zawity, 14, has since quit the JROTC and returned to regular physical education classes, but the Council on American-Islamic Relations sent a letter of complaint to Williamson County Schools Director Mike Looney. (Good, Muslims should be banned from the US military)
(OH BOO HOO!) Zawity said she felt like crying when she was told she couldn’t wear the headbag with her uniform. She’d been wearing it all along (that should never have been allowed), but homecoming marked the first time she was going to wear her JROTC uniform as well.
“They were making something that is not such a huge deal into something so dramatic,” she said. (It is a big deal, it is a statement of Muslim supremacy in their minds) “The next day was the parade, and I couldn’t march. If I can’t march, I want it to be because I don’t want to and not because of my religious headbag.” (Your filthy religion has no place in the US military)
Calls to U.S. Army Junior ROTC cadet command communication officers were not returned Monday afternoon. Carol Birdsong, Williamson County Schools’ spokeswoman, said such programs are run under military regulations, and the district follows those.
“Junior ROTC only exists at high schools if approved by the U.S. military,” she said.
Under cadet command regulations on the U.S. Army Junior ROTC website, religious headgear can be worn, but it must be “completely covered by standard military headgear.” Wayne Hall, a spokesman for the U.S. Army, says exceptions can be made to the rules. However, all requests must be evaluated and they take time. (Enemies of America don’t qualify for exceptions)
CAIR is calling the situation religious discrimination and demanding a formal apology (APOLOGY? Islamic terrorists are demanding an apology? That’ll be the day) to the teen and modification of JROTC policy that would allow Zawity to wear her religious head covering. (How about, I’m sorry we won’t let you impose sharia law on the United States. I’m even sorrier that we can’t expel most Muslims from this country) They say Ravenwood High is a school and not bound by the codes and regulations of the U.S. Army. (But JROTC IS)
No one is saying Zawity should be exempt from the rules, but schools cannot keep her from practicing her faith, said Gadeir Abbas, staff attorney for CAIR. A school has to provide reasonable accommodations for her to practice her faith. (Nothing Muslims demand is reasonable and their demands are getting more intrusive and offensive to more Americans than ever before. In fact, their mere presence in our country is offensive to most Americans)
“CAIR is deeply troubled by these allegations,” (You’re right, CAIR is deeply troubled, bordering on sick twisted fanaticism) said Nadhira Al-Khalili, legal counsel for the organization. “It is unconscionable that a school district would enforce a third party’s discriminatory policy.” (The US military is NOT a third party, you traitorous paedophile prophet worshippers)
The headscarf covers a woman’s hair and neck, and is an outward sign of modesty and adherence to the Muslim faith for women. (The US military doesn’t give a damn about the Muslim
faith dealth cult) A New Jersey teen dropped out of the Naval Junior ROTC in 2003 over the same issue, even though her school ultimately offered to exempt her from the uniform rules. (New Jersey has no balls)
Zawity’s mom, Perishan Hussein, said she contacted the Council on American-Islamic Relations to complain about her daughter’s treatment. (And I’m sure there will be a lawsuit forthcoming. CAIR practices litigation jihad on a daily basis)
“There are some Muslims who say she shouldn’t be involved in this and there will be Americans who say she needs to assimilate,” Hussein said. “We have to ask ourselves: Do we want to be a melting pot full of vibrant cultures? Or, do we want everyone to assimilate to one culture, one rationale, one way of being? She’s an American. I’m an American. She has a right to stand up for her rights.” (How about we don’t want your kind in our schools, our military, or our country. Your dress code rights stop at the front door of the US military. Nobody asked you to join. Does that answer your question?)
Zawity said she’s lost her interest in returning to the JROTC even if the rules are changed, but she wanted to make things better for future Muslim girls who wish to join. (WE want to make life miserable for Muslims in America so they will leave)
THE UNIFORM AND ITS MEANING: The JROTC uniform designates it wearer as a member of the JROTC Program. Because all the cadets, regardless of rank and duty,wear the same type of uniform, its wearing signifies the unity present among the member of the Corps. Yet the uniform assumes an even greater personal significance for each cadet; a piece of formal attire, the uniform serves as a highly visible symbol of personal pride. In order to present a positive image to others and to impart a positive attitude upon oneself,JROTC cadets are expected to maintain high standards to both personal appearance and grooming. Moreover,the neat and well-groomed appearance of all cadets contributes to the development of the pride and spirit of the JROTC Program and Wicomico High School. Compliments and accolades earned – and, conversely, dishonorable acts committed – while in uniform reflect not only upon the cadet but also upon the program and the school.