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US Military Now To Allow Turbans, Other Religious Clothing
https://www.youtube.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | 68Truthseeker

Posted on 01/26/2014 8:38:17 AM PST by NKP_Vet

The Pentagon has approved a new policy that will allow troops to seek waivers to wear religious clothing, seek prayer time or engage in religious practices. Defense officials say the waivers will be decided on a case-by-case basis and will depend on where the service member is stationed and whether the change would affect military readiness or the mission.

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Now muslims running around with beards and turbans. One squadron to be ran by a sodomite colonel, the other squadron to be ran by a bearded muslim wearing a turban. Wonder what Patton would think of today's military.
1 posted on 01/26/2014 8:38:17 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Do the turbans go under or over the helmet? Just askin.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 8:40:07 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Practicing Christians and Jews will have to pursue/practice/seek their religion off base.

Then, they must not talk about it nor use social media to discuss their religion.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 8:41:03 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda witholl fail 24/7/365!)
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To: NKP_Vet

You still won’t be able to wear the crucifix or talk about Jesus though, right? That would be “unconstitutional” according to the Federal activist “judges.”


4 posted on 01/26/2014 8:41:53 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: NKP_Vet

We could do worse than having devout Sikhs to fight muslims.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 8:42:18 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: duckman

Silly you..Pentagon just announced a $25 million contract to develop Kevlar turbans..


6 posted on 01/26/2014 8:42:53 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: ken5050

Wait until they allow muslim women into the US military. Every American foundation is under assault by the marxists in power and yet we go about our daily lives a majority unaware of the evil that will consume all of us


7 posted on 01/26/2014 8:46:01 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: duckman

now THERES an Image for the AGES!


8 posted on 01/26/2014 8:46:34 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: ken5050

Silly YOU...think the Pentagon would spend only 25 million developing ANYTHING? Heck, $25 million might pay for the initial feasibility study via a university in an influential senator’s state...


9 posted on 01/26/2014 8:47:38 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: NKP_Vet

The beard and turban are typical of Sikhs not Muslims. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion centered in northern India. Adherent males wear turbans and beards and carry a symbolic dagger. They have a long warrior tradition especially in the Indian and British military.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 8:48:32 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: FlingWingFlyer
You still won’t be able to wear the crucifix or talk about Jesus though, right?

Simple as ABC. Anyone But Christians.

11 posted on 01/26/2014 8:52:20 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: null and void

I heard there are exactly 3 sikhs in the US military

so you figure out who this is all about

allu akhbar

and woe be to any commander who denies muslims their beards and 5 times a day prayer


12 posted on 01/26/2014 8:52:43 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: NKP_Vet
Defense officials say the waivers will be decided on a case-by-case basis The translation that came out of my Language Clarifier:

"All waivers submitted by Muslims will be approved. All waivers submitted by Christians will be rejected."

13 posted on 01/26/2014 8:54:38 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: ken5050
LOL!--This is a joke? With today's no action CIC, one cannot tell.

vaudine

14 posted on 01/26/2014 8:56:37 AM PST by vaudine
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To: NKP_Vet

He would think it’s not a military but a tribe.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 8:56:37 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: NKP_Vet
Okay, so 5 times a day the Muslims face east, put their butts in the air and the rest of the unit fights. What could go wrong?

On the same note, the few Sikhs have been wearing their turbans for decades in the US military with no harm no foul (they are Patriots to our military and the US).

That said, I believe ALL military (enlisted or officer) should wear the same uniform, including enlisted female sailors wearing the traditional dixie cups when in dress uniform. Women want to be the same as men in the military, then let them wear the exact same uniform, along with the same haircut. Yeah, I'm hard core...sue me.

16 posted on 01/26/2014 8:56:58 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Camo outfits: one for blending in with the sky, the other for use in total darkness.

17 posted on 01/26/2014 8:59:55 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"You still won’t be able to wear the crucifix or talk about Jesus though, right?"

The last I heard a person can still wear a crucifix. And yes, they can talk about Jesus without being hassled, except in some areas of the world, which as a grunt you probably don't want to do. Think target.

18 posted on 01/26/2014 9:00:54 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: A Navy Vet
ALL military... should wear the same uniform

What is it about the word UNIFORM do the "warrior" libs not get?

19 posted on 01/26/2014 9:02:01 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: silverleaf
"I heard there are exactly 3 sikhs in the US military so you figure out who this is all about allu akhbar and woe be to any commander who denies muslims their beards and 5 times a day prayer"

You are mixing apples and oranges. Sikh's are a different religion and strongly against Muslims. Do some research.

20 posted on 01/26/2014 9:05:20 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Patton said the Koran was a “a good book and interesting” but he had a very negative view of the N. African arabs.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 9:05:37 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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22 posted on 01/26/2014 9:06:45 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: nascarnation
Patton said the Koran was a “a good book and interesting” but he had a very negative view of the N. African arabs.

Do you have a source to this? I find it shocking.

23 posted on 01/26/2014 9:08:39 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: nascarnation

“To me it seems certain that the fatalistic teachings of Muhammad and the utter degradation of women is the outstanding cause for the arrested development of the Arab. He is exactly as he was around the year 700, while we have kept on developing.” - General Patton


24 posted on 01/26/2014 9:09:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: James C. Bennett

I just read Patton’s diaries and saw it.
Here’s a link on the internet:

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/what-would-patton-do/


25 posted on 01/26/2014 9:11:04 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: A Navy Vet

???? not sure what that snark was directed at

I was discussing what segment of the military this new policy is intended for, not comparing religions

do you think this new policy was announced to cover 3 sikhs or thousands of muslims?

even though the new policy states that commanders are to decide on a case by case basis as it affects the mission, do you think any CinC is going to deny muslims their beards and 5 times a day prayers?


26 posted on 01/26/2014 9:15:58 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: nascarnation
Thanks!

From your link:

During the two-week voyage across the Atlantic, while his hundred-ship convoy zig-zagged to avoid enemy U-boats, Patton read the Koran, which he described in his war journal as “a good book and interesting.”

27 posted on 01/26/2014 9:20:16 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: A Navy Vet

I thought the military academies had to remove all mentions of God and Jesus from everything on their campus. Maybe I was wrong.


28 posted on 01/26/2014 9:20:28 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Right Wing Assault; Neil E. Wright; Travis McGee
"What is it about the word UNIFORM do the "warrior" libs not get?"

My first thinking is that libs don't think beyond their bleeding heart emotions and some erroneous thinking about equality of the sexes. Secondly, most don't understand the necessity of strict discipline, unit cohesion and standards, not to mention honor, duty, and sacrifice. Attributes that are built in basic training.

Those who have never served in the military will NEVER understand the training and why it is required to turn boys into men to fight. Those politicians who have served, have been around too long and forgot those principles.

29 posted on 01/26/2014 9:21:47 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: silverleaf
You are right of course. It's not about the Sikhs. It's the camel's nose being brought into the tent.

And let's not forget the BLTLBJxyz segment.

Live from Las Vegas we present the fierce Prancing Death's Head Brigade!

Gas mask? I don't think so honey, it just does horrible things to my make-up and the color is SO wrong.

30 posted on 01/26/2014 9:26:17 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: The Great RJ
The beard and turban are typical of Sikhs not Muslims. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion centered in northern India. Adherent males wear turbans and beards and carry a symbolic dagger. They have a long warrior tradition especially in the Indian and British military.

+1. I've known a few Sikhs, would trust them with the lives of my family. And besides, with the exception of the Special Forces, wearing a turban is cooler imho than wearing some silly French beret.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 9:26:25 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: NKP_Vet

destroying the U.S. military, one rule at a time


32 posted on 01/26/2014 9:28:02 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: silverleaf
"???? not sure what that snark was directed at I was discussing what segment of the military this new policy is intended for, not comparing religions do you think this new policy was announced to cover 3 sikhs or thousands of muslims? even though the new policy states that commanders are to decide on a case by case basis as it affects the mission, do you think any CinC is going to deny muslims their beards and 5 times a day prayers?

Didn't mean to be "snarky", just letting you know that Sikhs are not Muslims. And read my further post that all military should wear the same uniforms. Just saying the Sikhs are NOT our enemy.

33 posted on 01/26/2014 9:28:28 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Can I assume Christians will be able to say grace, wear crosses and pray? Or is the new ruling another bow to radical Muslims?


34 posted on 01/26/2014 9:43:35 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: NKP_Vet

The Sikhs are fighters and they fight Muslims all the time. This is because the Sikh believes in freedom of religion. As long as the Army comes up with an acceptable uniform standard, they can wear their turbans all they like.


35 posted on 01/26/2014 9:44:15 AM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: NKP_Vet
...Other Religious Clothing...

So, what's next? Allowing this "other religious clothing" in the white hut? I just hope it doesn't get to that point!


36 posted on 01/26/2014 9:44:55 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"I thought the military academies had to remove all mentions of God and Jesus from everything on their campus. Maybe I was wrong."

I believe that to be only at graduation commencements. I also could be wrong. Don't think that is so important as long as they exclude other religions. The academies are there to build warrior officers. I have no problem with not mentioning God or religion. It's not the place for that. If the cadets want religion, I believe the academies still have chapels.

And yes, I know that Christians are getting a raw deal around the world. While I'm not Jewish nor a Christian I have tried to live my life incorporating their values, principles, and mores. I live by Christian/Judeo ethics. They are the best I've seen on this rock and have advanced mankind more than any other.

37 posted on 01/26/2014 9:45:17 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: nascarnation

Patton started reading the Koran aboard ship on the way to North Africa and got bored with it. He didn’t get very far and went back to reading a detective novel.


38 posted on 01/26/2014 9:48:20 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: James C. Bennett

http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=1126646


39 posted on 01/26/2014 9:48:49 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Why the surprise?

Just another nail driven, unopposed, into the American coffin.


40 posted on 01/26/2014 9:53:04 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: dfwgator

Whatever Patton wrote about Islam was written in a time period when the majority of Americans had never heard of muslims and did not even know how to spell the word, and that included politicians.

Come to think of it — politicians still don’t.


41 posted on 01/26/2014 10:01:55 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

And Patton’s words are just as true today as they were then.


42 posted on 01/26/2014 10:02:51 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: tanknetter
" I've known a few Sikhs, would trust them with the lives of my family."

My local convenience/liquor store was bought out a couple years ago by Sikhs. The owner and his son couldn't be more nice to me, even better than the previous Anglo owners. I've had short conversations with the Son and he agrees that Muslims are the scourge of humanity, his words.

While I know little about their religion, it's probably likely that sometime in history they were conquerors as most ethnic/nationals were throughout history. Times change, and every Sikh I've met is as nice as can be. And no, they are not BSing me. I can always tell that from the look in a person's eyes and if their smile is genuine. I grew up in Los Angeles and learned some street smarts. I can tell.

43 posted on 01/26/2014 10:03:44 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: 353FMG

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its
votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in
a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic
apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident
habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of
commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the
followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and
refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that
in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his
absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine,
must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of
Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the
influence of the religion paralyses the social development of
those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from
being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing
faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa,
raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that
Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the
science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization
of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient
Rome.”

-Winston Churchill


44 posted on 01/26/2014 10:05:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
You are comparing apples to oranges. Sikhs are NOT Muslims. Do some research.

Or were you just ranting about the horrific religion of Islam? There we will agree.

45 posted on 01/26/2014 10:11:43 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: A Navy Vet

I know the difference between Sikhs and Muslims.


46 posted on 01/26/2014 10:12:33 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: A Navy Vet

If I was fighting Muslims, I would love to have a Sikh fighting along side. Maybe even a Gurkha.
Now....imagine a Sikh Marine division.


47 posted on 01/26/2014 10:16:41 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: NKP_Vet

In 69 Ft.Carson Colorado We had a SIKH in 5th Med. BN. a lot of ignorant American soldiers thought because he had a beard and a turban he was a bloody Muslim.Not one of them could have bested him in a fair fight if he was drunk and they were not.Not one. And he was no slave of Allah.


48 posted on 01/26/2014 10:16:58 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: NKP_Vet

But praying using the almighty name of Jesus is verboten!


49 posted on 01/26/2014 10:16:59 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Right Wing Assault

and I’d be the one in the “total dark” outfit has something between his legs he’s hiding from the drones.


50 posted on 01/26/2014 10:19:53 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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