DAILYKENN.com -- The hijab is the Islamic version of the hated Klan hood. There is a difference, however. The Klan's legacy of violence is largely exaggerated. Islam's legacy of violence is under-reported. Islamic hate groups kill hundreds of people of color every month.
882 people of color were killed by Islamic hate groups in February, 2019.
So why is an American Airforce officer allow to wear a symbol of hate, particularly when we are at war with Islam in Afghanistan? It's akin to an American officer wearing a swastika during the Second World War.
From airforcetimes.com ▼ Kent Miller
Capt. Maysaa Ouza, the first Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps officer to wear hijab, is featured in a new short documentary from NBC’s Left Field this week.
Ouza, chief of legal assistance at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the daughter of Lebanese immigrants who migrated to Dearborn, Michigan, home to the country's largest mosque.
When she graduated law school, Ouza knew she wanted to serve in the armed forces and began exploring her options.
As the daughter of immigrants, she was called to defend "the very freedoms and liberties that have afforded her and her family so many opportunities," wrote Heather L. Weaver, senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief.
Ouza was told by Air Force recruiters that she could seek a religious accommodation and so entered the competitive process to become a JAG officer. But when it came time to sign her contract, she was told she could only request a religious accommodation after going through officer training, and that the granting of religious accommodation was not guaranteed.
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