Citadel Military College Refuses to Let Prospective Student Wear Hijab

HeadlineMay 11, 2016

The Citadel Military College in South Carolina has refused to allow a prospective Muslim student to wear a hijab with her uniform. In a statement, the college president, Lt. Gen. John Rosa, said “uniformity is the cornerstone” of the Citadel’s educational model. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said it’s considering legal options to challenge the decision. In a statement, CAIR said: “We believe the desire to maintain an outdated 'tradition,' which was the same argument used to initially deny admittance to African-Americans and women, does not justify violating a student’s constitutional rights.”

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