Friday, February 4, 2011

Outrage! American female soldiers forced to give up helmet for hijab

Are we going to Muslim countries like Iraq and Afghanistan to liberate their women or Militaryfemales1to be politically correct? The Female Engagement Team program officially started Oct. 1, 2010 though some teams have been operating in Afghanistan since late May 2010, according to Stars and Stripes.  How many of our female soldiers are being force to be politically correct and wear the Islamic headdress?  We don't know how many 'teams' there are, how many are on those teams, how long these teams will continue to work.
Margaret Calhoun Hemenway at the American Thinker says:
Most important, a headscarf is no protection against a sniper or IED. A helmet is standard protective gear for the most important part of the human body: the brain. A female soldier in a headscarf limits her peripheral vision, a problem when operating in a hostile or potentially hostile environment. With the bizarre hybrid of a camouflage uniform topped by a headscarf, a female service member is identifying herself as an American soldier but simultaneously making a concession to Islam (in uniform, as a representative of the American government) -- hardly an image to inspire confidence, and one that will provoke derision from a religiously motivated enemy that views such acts as weakness.
More at Right Truth.

I am not OK with this. You are either undercover or you are not. Having American ladies dressed as half-soldier, half-submissive-muslim-woman is ridiculous. This is supposed to turn Afghan ladies into U.S. supporters? B.S.! How dare they subject our brave fighting troops to this humiliation. Next our generals will wear male muslim head garb, in order to make the locals "more comfortable".  We do not expend blood and treasure in the middle east for the islamization of our people.  This is outrageous!


fuzzys dad said...

This is outrageous.I will cross post this.

John Carey said...

This is absolutely unacceptable and shame on the commander that has allowed this to happen.

The_Kid said...

This is insane, Unbelievable.

And what exactly is accomplished?

Some women get some medical care? After we leave, which is already scheduled and announced by the imbecile in the WH, what then? Right back to square one.

What's the difference covering their hair with a helmet versus a scarf. You still can't see it.
I read the Stars and Stripes article, yet I have to think this is a put on of some sort.

LL said...

It's the sort of politically correct BS that starts out as a REMF's brainchild and gets blessed by somebody who's driven a desk (stars gleaming on the collar) for far too long.

(Google REMF and see what you find)

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WoFat said...

I agree with LL.

Debbie said...

Thanks for spreading the word. The program started last year but is just now getting attention.

Right Truth

Amusing Bunni said...

More appeasement from the pc cretin & Co. What's wrong with the Ladies putting a helmut ON TOP of these stupid scarves? This is nothing more than a ploy
to injure our soldiers.

darlin said...

Unbelievable! This type of news sickens me. I like LL's words...well put LL, and yes I googled REMF.

Maggie Thornton said...

I did a post on this over a year ago. Couldn't believe what I was reading. The Marines wore the headscarves under their helmets and said it helped them communicate with the village women.

I guess if you are Marine, no matter your gender, you don't' dis the rules, but I don't see the males wearing robes or sandals to make the men villagers feel more comfortable.

Red said...

Want my professional opinion? It's BULLSHIT.