Political correctness trumps justice

You cannot wear a beard while wearing the uniform of the United States Army. The Fort Hood shooting defendant has a beard. Judge orders him to shave his beard before he enters the court room. Defendant refuses. Judge orders defendant shaved. Judge is dismissed by military brass using the exact same mindset that allowed the shooter’s radical behavior to be ignored leading to murder in the first place.

The military’s highest court ousted the judge in the Fort Hood shooting case Monday and threw out his order to have the suspect’s beard forcibly shaved before his court-martial.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Col. Gregory Gross didn’t appear impartial while presiding over the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 shootings on the Texas Army post that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen others.

But the court said it was not ruling on whether the judge’s order violated Hasan’s religious rights. Hasan has argued that his beard is a requirement of his Muslim faith, although facial hair violates Army regulations.

“Should the next military judge find it necessary to address (Hasan’s) beard, such issues should be addressed and litigated anew,” judges wrote in the ruling.

The military is as susceptible as any part of the government to the political correctness of the Diversity Cult.

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3 Responses to Political correctness trumps justice

  1. notamobster says:

    Air Force instruction 36-2903 forbids facial hair on men, but local variance is given when requested, for religious reasons. I wonder if the Army doesn’t have a similar variance.

    The dirtbag has nothing to lose in this case. He’s just prolonging his prosecution. Trying to muddle the efforts of the military. If the judge were smart, he’d ignore it and allow the trial to proceed.

    The Army allows special forces operators to grow beards, so there are obviously some allowances. The judge shouldn’t have been canned though. That’s just showing timidity in the face of consternation by the enemy.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    The Army makes no allowances for facial hair for Class A uniform. If you are on relaxed grooming, you cannot wear that uniform.

    When my son got married, his best man was a Ranger who was going to Iraq and was on relaxed grooming to wear a beard and blend in. My son wore dress blues but his best man had to wear a black tux.

  3. Ray Davies says:

    This Islamic Murder is still under the command and rites of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the beard should never have been allowed to grow. However, he has “rights”. Yeah. Back in the 60s there was a group of soldiers (radical blacks) who had more rights than everyone else. If you tried to discipline them they went to the command structure and raised hell about their “rights”,and command usually caved in. There is always someone who thinks their rights trump yours, It’s the Army Damn it, you are uncer the control and RIGHTS Afforded bu the UCMJ. You are no longer white,black,red,or yellow.You are ARMY GREEN, and don’t forget it.

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