Back on the 15th, I reported that the Citadel was considering its first-ever uniform exception in its 175-year history — the hijab. Instead of manning up and standing for their values and mores, The Citadel is instead punishing the cadet who exposed the Citadel’s weakness, cowardice and submission to Islam. And this school is supposed to produce our heroes and warriors. We are in deep trouble.
I salute the one young, brave man who spoke out — bless you and thank you, sir.
“Citadel punishing cadet for leaking story about Muslim cadet possibly getting uniform exemption,” thanks to Jihad Watch, April 28, 2016:
Cowards trying to cover the tracks of their abject surrender by punishing the one courageous man left at The Citadel.
“Citadel cadet punished after leaking hijab story,” by Paul Bowers, Post and Courier, April 21, 2016:
A cadet at The Citadel said he is being punished with 33 hours of marching after he revealed in a Facebook post that the school was considering allowing an incoming cadet to wear a hijab in uniform.
The cadet, senior political science student Nick Pinelli, said officials at the public military college originally sought to charge him with behavior “unbecoming to a cadet,” a Class I offense that can lead to dismissal under the school’s disciplinary code. Instead, he said the school reduced the charge to “gross poor judgment” and handed him the maximum punishment: 40 “tours,” each consisting of 50 minutes of silent marching with a rifle in a barracks quadrangle. Pinelli, who has also been working as an intern for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, must complete the tours before graduating on May 7.
Pinelli’s April 13 Facebook post led to national media coverage and sparked heated debate among Citadel cadets and alumni about the issue of the hijab, a head covering worn by some Muslim women. The Citadel is considering accepting a Muslim freshman who has asked to be able to wear the head scarf — an exception to the school’s military dress code. No final decision has been made on the issue.
“If I valued liberal ideology, I would go to UC Berkeley,” Pinelli wrote in the post….