Previously, we brought you an article about the Citadel cadet who requested towear a Hijab with her military uniform. Now the story is gaining even more traction, after it was just revealed that the cadet who leaked that information, Nick Pinelli, is now being punished by the school’s officials
After 175 years, the Citadel was considering its first ever uniform exemption, in order to comply with Sharia Law.
Since then, Pinelli has been punished by having to complete 40 tours, each of which is to include 50 minutes of silent marching with a rifle around the barracks courtyard. Between his daily routines and obligations, he must fit these tours into his daily schedule and they must all be completed before he graduates on May 7th, 2016
“IF I VALUED LIBERAL IDEOLOGY, I WOULD GO TO UC Berkeley,” Pinelli wrote in his post
Nick was originally facing punishment which would’ve resulted in his dismissal from this prestigious institution, which is a Class 1 offense, “Unbecoming to a Cadet”Luckily, the school dealt him a lesser punishment, “Gross Poor Judgement,” which they enforced the largest penalty.
This young man must complete 33 hours of marching for simply bringing the matter to the publics attention. Little did he know that the simple Facebook post would spark such an outrage.
Nick should hold his head high as he marches, because he as well as many of us saw it unfit to allow such a thing to take place, and to bring such a disgrace upon the time-honored traditions that the Citadel is known and respected for maintaining through out its lengthy history.
The inquiry for the Hijab is still pending, and we will bring you an update as soon as it is available. Also lets keep an ear to the wall and see if Donald Trump releases a statement, that is of course if Trump even knows this cadet is a volunteer for his campaign