The woman's family is now considering legal action, citing the fact the Citadel is a public university, said Ibrahim Hooper with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.Not 'better than,' 'different from.' The US military has offered various accommodations. The Citadel never has.
"We believe that it's a constitutional obligation for a public institution to offer religious accommodation to students," he said.
Hooper says precedents for religious accommodation in the U.S. military contradict the Citadel's decision.
"Our U.S. military allows hijabs, beards, turbans, yarmulkes," he said. "It makes you wonder why the Citadel thinks they're somehow better than our nation's military."
The Citadel: No Hijabs
Needless to say, the decision appears to be leading to a lawsuit.
By Grim on Thursday, May 12, 2016