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Muslim Junior ROTC Student Wants to Wear Head Cover With Uniform
by Perry Chiaramonte
You can wear a Muslim head scarf, and you can wear the uniform of the Junior ROTC. Just not at the same time.
That's the word from the U.S. Army, which is supporting an officer's ruling last month that a 14-year-old Tennessee girl could not wear her traditional head covering while in uniform at a parade.
The student, Demin Zawity, of Brentwood, Tenn., quit the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Ravenwood High School and returned to regular gym classes when commanding officers said she had to take off her hijab if she wanted to march in the homecoming parade.
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