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Army Allows Sikh To Wear Turban and Beard

From Stars and Stripes:

Capt. Simratpal Singh, 27, was granted the appearance waiver last week that will allow him to grow his beard and hair and wear a turban through at least Jan. 8, Debra S. Wada, the assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs, wrote in a Dec. 9 letter. Singh is the fourth Sikh soldier in recent years to be granted such uniform exemptions.

The current dress code is a result of WWII regulations that are still in effect today. There were no such requirements in the early U.S. military. Just look at all the beards on soldiers during the Civil War.

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Sikh Sues For Gun Rights On First Amendment Grounds

A Sikh is suing California over their “assault wepon” ban.

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FBI On Sikh Temple Shooting

Statement on Shooting Incident at Sikh Temple

Aug. 5, 2012
– Milwaukee

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Cop Fired For Beard Length

From PoliceMag.com:

A Hasidic Jewish NYPD cadet said he plans to sue the agency, after he was dismissed because he refused to trim his beard.

More on the firing here and here.

This comes on the heels of news that the D.C. police are now allowing sikhs to join the force with full beards and turbans.

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