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Pentagon says kippa and beards are kosher for soldier if they do not get in the way of their mission.

The Pentagon made clear in an order that troops may accommodate religious beliefs in their garb or grooming as long as it does not frustrate their mission.

“The new policy states that military departments will accommodate religious requests of service members unless a request would have an adverse effect on military readiness, mission accomplishment, unit cohesion and good order and discipline,” Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nathan J. Christensen, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.

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The requests will be decided on a case-by-case basis, Christensen said.

Under the order, Jewish servicemen could be permitted to wear a kippah or a beard.

Among the factors that would influence a decision, a Pentagon statement listed, are “safe and effective operation of weapons,” and health and safety hazards to the personnel wearing the apparel.

 

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20 COMMENTS

  1. Are you F***ing kidding me????? THIS IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A CHRISTIAN NATION!!!! What the hell is wrong with these people??? OUR MILITARY??? A place of supervision and discipline???? WHY do you succumb to that religious BULL****???? Screw these a-holes, there is a military dress code, there are RULES, abide by them, OR GET THE HELL OUT! END OF STORY….you have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!! I REFUSE, RE F***ING FUSE to be DICTATED TO BY THESE RELIGIOUS "FREAKS"…THIS IS MY COUNTRY….AND IT'S NOT F***ING MUSLIM FREAK SH**….GOT THAT?

  2. My F***ing country too. And my kind is about to surpass your white-a** kind numerically in a couple of decades. So keep quiet and enjoy the freedoms my country gives you, just remember it ain't yours alone.

    And stop the cussing, children are reading this website. Show some respect.

  3. This is MY country and I do not want ignorant idiot bigots like you telling me what I can and cannot do! Furthermore, you have no idea of what you are talking about. Where in the Constitution does it say anything about this being a Christian nation? NO WHERE! The founding fathers of this country were anything but religious and did not want any religion to control anything! If the military makes the rules for the military, then whatever rule they make becomes the rule!

  4. My question is, "how does this effect combact effectiveness"? I served 20 years in the army but we had men as leaders, not pussys, just as MacArthur said after the 2nd WW. "We have won our last war" These kiss ass policies don't make soldiers. Soldiers are supposed to obey orders, not make them. When I read this I just want to puke.

  5. This will lead the way to Chabad Rabbi's volunteering as Chaplains. Rather than being "pussys", Chabad rabbi's would have a religious reason why they would need to be able to wear a beard and Kipah. And they love to serve. The USA took longer than Israel to accept that, in certain cases, a beard would not get in thh way of unit cohesiveness.

  6. Maynard Miller I agree with sentiment that the current administration has been too permissive regarding Muslim armed forces personnel flouting the rules.
    I suspect that the intestinal fortitude of this administration is not the reason, though, rather their agreement that the USA is too big for its britches and that as "Citizens of the world" they have a duty to take the USA down a few notches.

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