The Citadel: No Hijabs

Needless to say, the decision appears to be leading to a lawsuit.
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.

"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."
Not 'better than,' 'different from.' The US military has offered various accommodations. The Citadel never has.


Eric Blair said...

The Army is accommodating Sikhs, last I heard. I don't have a problem with that. Sikhs make good soldiers.

Grim said...


The Citadel hasn't ever accommodated anyone, though. If you go there, you go there knowing that. The reason to go to the Citadel isn't to try and change it, it's to let it change you.

If you don't want that, there are plenty of other colleges. Even military colleges.