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Submitted by Carmen Waggoner, Ph.D. (United States), Apr 24, 2006 at 11:19

When our female troops, including female officers, in the Middle East are forced to conform to the Muslim dress code, Shari'a has won over the US code of conduct for its military, and over the US way of life.

Four years ago, when I lived in Saint Louis, I experienced this as I entered the Commerce Bank, which was my bank at that time. As I entered, I noticed a Muslim woman at one of the teller windows: she was wearing the Muslim gear for women, including the veil; only her eyes were visible. I felt a cold chill run down my back. I looked for the bank manager of this branch, but she was absent. I therefore left the bank, went home, and wrote a letter to her on the effect this had on me, how I felt: that we already had a dress code appropriate for women in the work place, and how I felt regarding CAVING IN TO THE DEMANDS OF ISLAMISTS, ESPECIALLY IN THE US. I also closed my account at this bank, requesting the bank manager to forward my letter to the bank director; I reminded management of 911, of the fact that we are at war with Islam, that Islam is at WAR WITH THE WORLD TO SPREAD ITS ISLAMIC LAW, and that I no longer wish to patronize a bank that bows down to Islam.

Finally, I pointed out that had a Hassidic Jew applied for a position at the bank, he would have been requested to shave his beard and locks, and leave his hat at home; I also added that he probably would not have been considered for a job in the first place... I never received an answer.

While antisemitism is still deep-rooted in the US, Islam backed by the US government itself has thus successfully encamped itself in our schools, universities, banks, and in our own political scene, in our very daily life. I am pleased to read that some Americans have the courage to fight back, whether in writing or in cartoons; above all, I admire the courage and the work you, Dr. Daniel Pipes and your team are doing on a daily basis. I hope David will continue to win over Goliath.

Carmen Waggoner, Ph.D.

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