On January 22, 2014, the US Department of Defense announced new accommodations policy for the members of minority groups serving in the US Army. The new policy mainly affects Muslims, Jews and Sikhs serving in the country’s defense establishment.
The new policy which is to be applied on case-by-case basis, will allow military personnel to grow beard, wear turban, hijab or skullcap.
Muslim and Sikh advocacy groups have shown their support for the new accommodations with some reservations. Jasjit Singh, executive director of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund said: “Unfortunately, this continues to make us to choose between our faith and serving the country. This is an expansion of the waiver policy that is decided on person-by-person basis. It doesn’t open doors and says you can apply as a Sikh American and serve United States fully.”
Ibrahim Hooper, spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said: “We welcome the fact that the military has decided to broaden the rights. They haven’t made it completely 100 percent where we’d like to be but at least they broadened the right to religious accommodation.”
Syrian-born Zuhdi Jasser MD, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a Zionist funded pro-Israel advocacy group, has voiced his objection to the new DoD policy especially toward Muslims. He served in US Navy as physician in the past. He is one of the moderate, anti-Islamist Muslims featured in the controversial PBS film, Islam v Islamists produced by ABG Films, Inc., and aired only by the Jewish FoxNews Channel in October 2007.
On January 23, 2014, Zuhud Jasser, during an interview on Fox News, told Brian Kilmeade that “growing a beard is okey for Sikhs but not for Muslims”. He also claimed that the new relaxed restrictions over Muslim dress would produce more “monsters like Nidal Hasan” - a victim of CIA/Mossad false flag operation.
Jasser was appointed to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom by the Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, an Israeli lackey. During his speech at the recent AIPAC conference in Washington DC, McConnell showed his full loyalty to Israeli interests in the US and the Middle East. Last year, the Jewish lobby paid for McConnell’s trip to Israel.
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser has amassed a reputation as a prominent Islamophobia-enabler and ally of anti-Muslim organizations (well known for their attempts to diminish American Muslims’ civil and religious liberties). Read more about this Zionist poodle here.
Like the US internal security agencies, the US military facilities, too, has been “Israelized” by the Jews and Christian supporters of Israel. Not long ago, Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley, was removed from his teaching post for urging his students at the military academy to wipe Muslims off the map because they’re not only threat to Jews but also the western values.