There are Muslim women wearing hijab in our nation’s military. Whether it’s hijab or beards or turbans, to cling to these outdated ‘traditions’ merely out of a sense of not wanting to change anything is, I think, untenable in this day and age and in our increasingly diverse society.


CAIR spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper reacting unironically to the Citadel's denial of a religious exemption requested by a female prospective student so that she could wear the hijab. The Citadel has never granted any religious exemption to the attire all cadets are required to wear.