This Muslim Fort Carson soldier is still
getting questions about her hijab
Friday, March 22, 2019
(Excerpts from Army Times/Emphasis added by MRFF)
A Fort Carson, Colorado, brigade commander has found no issue with the way a command sergeant major attempted to enforce hair regulations with a Muslim soldier earlier this month, according to a Friday statement to Army Times. Now her attorney is considering filing a federal lawsuit.
“This is an absolutely quintessential example of some of the worst anti-Muslim bigotry, prejudice and harassment that we have seen,”
Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which represents Valdovinos, told Army Times on Friday.
“That’s because it’s so blatant.”
Having exhausted her administrative remedies, he added, MRFF is considering filing a federal lawsuit on her behalf, in light of the
“hostile work environment”
her command as created.
reached out to the deputy commanding general of 4th ID
on Thursday, he said,
but has not received a response.