This will do the trick, all right. The Afghans will forget that the Americans are dirty kuffar and lay down their arms.
Military dhimmitude: “Don’t forget your hijab, soldier! American servicewomen encouraged to wear headscarves in Afghanistan,” by Caroline May for The Daily Caller, March 31 (thanks to Jack):
In an effort to get closer to the local population, American female soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are being encouraged to wear a Muslim headscarf when interacting with civilians. But some question whether the practice constitutes cultural sensitivity or a form of appeasement that is degrading to U.S. soldiers.
Gee, that’s a tough one.
Major Kyndra Rotunda, executive director of the Military Law and Policy Institute and AMVETS Legal Clinic, told The Daily Caller that while the women are not being ordered to wear the head scarf, encouragement is tantamount to a demand.
“They say they are encouraging women to wear the headscarf when they are out and about and on patrol. But the problem is “” and I think anyone who has been in the military understands that being encouraged to do something is about the same thing as being ordered “” it really puts them in an uncomfortable position when their commander says, “˜We really want you to do this, technically you don’t have to, but we really want you to do this,– she said.
Lt. Col. Michael Lawhorn, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, stressed to TheDC that while commanders are encouraging American women to wear headscarves while engaging with civilians, they are not having them wear the headscarf in lieu of their kevlar helmets.
“Nobody is saying, “˜Okay as we head out onto this dangerous street, you wear a hijab instead of your kevlar helmet,– Lawhorn said. “As women are on some of these engagement teams and they are going to go into places where are going to predominantly be dealing with other women, like giving them medical information or finding out their concerns are in the local community. Local commanders are encouraging them “” not demanding, but encouraging “” if they feel more comfortable “” “˜Feel free to wear a headscarf.–
Rotunda remained unconvinced, telling TheDC that helmets are always the preferred head wear among soldiers.
“Even if it is outreach, you never know what to expect. You really should be wearing your kevlar helmet, it is a safety issue,” she said….