From Headscarf to Army Cap, Making a New Life on a sister that signed-up to be a linguist in the Army.
For Recruiter, Saying ‘Go Army’ is a Hard Job about an American of Kurdish descent that tries to recruit native speakers of Middle Eastern languages to serve as linguists in the military.
Sorting Out Life as Muslims and Marines on a group of sons from New York that joined the Marines and served in Iraq.
The Headscarf to Army Cap article is filled with overbearing and melodramatic passages, which so often characterize the stereotypical western portrayal of Muslim women.
The Recruiter article far from giving any depth to a profile on Muslims in the military focuses on a man that claims he is not a practicing Muslim.
The Muslim and Marine article focuses on a group of brothers from two close-nit families and does at least make mention of the debate over whether or not it is permissible to serve in the US military and to fight against and kill Muslims as well as the mixed feelings in the Muslim community and amongst Muslims in the military themselves.
The last article mentions that over half of the Muslims in the United States military are African American but as has become the standard practice of mainstream news media, they are rendered invisible in preference to the more “exotic” Muslims of Middle Eastern descent. It is rather pathetic that a paper, which claims to be looking at Muslims in the military has ignored the largest segment of that population.