[ltr]The US military allowed the launch of the beard and wear a veil[/ltr][ltr]
Washington-Iraq - Presse January -5: undertookthe leadership of the US ground forces , anamendment to its rules of procedure, brigade commanders Allowing lengthening beard and wear it to the soldiers and recruits who want to do so incompliance with their religious beliefs expires.
According to US media, the amendment details emerged in a letter sent Eric Fanning, Secretary General of the leadership of US forces to Congress earlier, the amendment stipulates granting brigade commanders the power to decide to allow or not the decision, after the decision was returned to the General Secretariat of the leadership ground forces.
Under the amendment, the commander of the brigade in charge of meeting the demands of the soldiers in this regard, but in the event of conviction that faith and sincerity of the intentions of the soldier or when he sees that wearing the veil or beard will generate some sort of concrete danger among his soldiers.
The new amendment, determine hairdressing standards for women, which will be made available to potential recruits and styling their hair is wavy hairdo and a scheduled or braids Rasta, on condition of Hair extension to some degree a plus.
The amendment at the request made by the soldiers of Indian origin follow the religion of Sikhism and working within the American troops, several years ago, but it will include Muslims and Jews who are working in the American ground forces.
The four soldiers of Indian origin filed a lawsuit against the Ground Forces Command last year, due to his leadership that prevent them from performing their religious duties, and acknowledged the concerned court in April ruled in favor of the soldiers.
The New York Police Department , last week announced that it would allow its members to associate the religion of Sikhism to wear the hijab and launch Allhah.anthy (1)