United States Army Soldier Demands To Wear Hijab, Then Claims She Was “Raped” … “Religiously” When “Forced To Remove Headdress


Kirsters Baish’s Opinion – Speculation and Analysis| It has been reported that an American soldier, who happens to be of the muslim faith, is suing the United States army because her sergeant major reportedly forced to remove “her hijab in front of their colleagues.”

The Independent UK reported:

Sergeant Cesilia Valdovinos, who is serving in the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, said in a recent interview with Yahoo! that she has experienced “extremely hateful” behaviour for her Muslim identity.

“I got called a terrorist. I got called ISIS,” Ms Valdovinos said to Yahoo! She continued, “I hear comments that I’m the reason why 9/11 happened. There’s a lot of anger and animosity.”

According to the soldier, her brigade commander, Colonel David Zinn, allowed her to wear her hijab in June 2016 while also wearing her uniform.

Last month, however, Valdovinos filed a complaint with the military’s Equal Opportunity Office, saying that her command sergeant major later pulled her from the rank, making her remove the hijab in front of her colleagues.

UNCATEGORIZEDUnited States Army Soldier Demands To Wear Hijab, Then Claims She Was “Raped” … “Religiously” When “Forced To Remove Headdress
ByHJICPublished on August 20, 2019


Kirsters Baish’s Opinion – Speculation and Analysis| It has been reported that an American soldier, who happens to be of the muslim faith, is suing the United States army because her sergeant major reportedly forced to remove “her hijab in front of their colleagues.”

The Independent UK reported:

Sergeant Cesilia Valdovinos, who is serving in the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, said in a recent interview with Yahoo! that she has experienced “extremely hateful” behaviour for her Muslim identity.

“I got called a terrorist. I got called ISIS,” Ms Valdovinos said to Yahoo! She continued, “I hear comments that I’m the reason why 9/11 happened. There’s a lot of anger and animosity.”

According to the soldier, her brigade commander, Colonel David Zinn, allowed her to wear her hijab in June 2016 while also wearing her uniform.

Last month, however, Valdovinos filed a complaint with the military’s Equal Opportunity Office, saying that her command sergeant major later pulled her from the rank, making her remove the hijab in front of her colleagues.



According to the soldier, her breaking point came when she attended a suicide prevention briefing with the “704th Brigade Support Battalion at a chapel in Ft. Carson, Colo. That, she says, is when her command sergeant major allegedly grabbed her arm, pulled her out of rank and forced her to remove her hijab in front of her colleagues,” reports Yahoo.

Via Yahoo:

“I felt embarrassed and religiously raped in a sense,” Valdovinos wrote in an email to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), an advocacy organization that is representing her. “My religious preference is only to unveil in front of my husband in the comfort of my own home.”

That incident pushed her to file an official complaint with the Military Equal Opportunity Office (MEO) on March 7 (with the MRFF’s assistance), in which she alleges a series of troubling incidents — including being called a “terrorist” by a fellow soldier and seeing no action taken when she informed his commander; being removed from her assignment as “culinary arts specialist” at a dining facility because of her “religious preference to not handle pork”; and being referred to by her sergeant as “the girl with the hood.”

Although her MEO complaint was found to be “unsubstantiated,” Valdovinos now intends to file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army for violating her First Amendment rights. H/T TapHaps.com

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1 comment:

  1. Why should one person be allowed to demand that the rules be changed to accommodate some religious beliefs. Do that voodoo on your own time, you on duty time is strictly by military rule. No options, no exceptions. If you can accept the rules do not join and find another profession.

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