So much for “tolerance” and “women in the military”. Some institutional biases are still stronger than either PC crusade.
It’s a case study and contrast of a Black American woman, and an Arabic man.
Both had religion intersect with their workplace. Both had different reactions. The man put it on his business cards, to advertise to others his religious affiliation (which was soon to become known world-wide). The woman kept written text on her desk as an encouragement.
The first was a public display. The second was private devotion.
Here is a picture of hers:
The guy? Here’s his story.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan called himself a “soldier of Allah” on business cards found in his apartment after the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in which he is accused of murdering 13 people.
Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, reportedly obtained the business cards over the Internet. In addition to listing his profession and contact information, the cards contain a discrete reference to his religion: “SoA(SWT).”
Watchdogs say the first letters are shorthand among militant Muslims to “soldier of Allah.” The last letters refer to “Subhanahu Wa Ta’all,” which means “glory to God.” FoxNews
What was their outcome?
The man’s religion was SO acceptable, that the mass murder he carried out in its name was categorized as “workplace violence”.
A Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called ‘outrageous’.
Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses.
She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a ‘substantial burden’ on her First Amendment rights, Fox News reported.
‘A few judges decided they could strip a Marine of her constitutional rights just because they didn’t think her beliefs were important enough to be protected.’
Judge Kevin Ohlson, who wrote the dissenting opinion, agreed, saying: ‘while the military’s asserted interest in good order and discipline surely deserves great deference, it does not demand reflexive devotion.’
Sterling, a Christian, had posted a modified form of Isiah 54:17 that read ‘No weapon formed against me shall prosper’ in three areas at her workspace.
She refused to remove them when ordered, saying that the three identical verses represented the Holy Trinity. Her commanding officer then threw the verses in the trash, at which point she printed them back out.
This process repeated until the officer added the incident to a number of offenses for which she was court-martialed.
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