US military school considers exception for Muslim headscarf

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – A US military school is considering a request from a new student that longstanding uniform requirements be tweaked to allow her to wear a traditional Muslim headscarf.

Citadel spokeswoman Kim Keelor said Friday that an incoming freshman who’s been accepted for this year’s term has asked to be allowed to wear a head covering. Keelor says as far as she knows, it’s the first time such a request has been made, though the school has had a number of other Muslim students. Keelor said a decision could be made in the next couple of weeks. She did not release the student’s name. Citadel students are required to wear the uniforms at nearly all times.

via ynetnews.com

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