PC Rampant in RAN
Captain Mona Shindy addresses the inaugural Iftar Dinner at the Australian War Memorial. And yes, she is wearing the uniform of the Royal Australian Navy
What is going on in the Navy? Recently Captain Shindy was announced as Telstra's Business Woman of the Year.
The last time I looked the RAN wasn't in business. It has no business plan and is not required to turn a profit so why as one of their officers been awarded this honour.
I think the answer lies partly in her uniform - note the Hijab. On this evidence it would appear the RAN has changed the dress regulations to accommodate one particular religion - Islam.
Ah well, I thought, maybe there is a groundswell of Muslims signing up and whereas, in my experience, regulations have never been change for just one religion. maybe numbers are changing this old rule .
But no, I can't find any evidence that this is the case. In fact it appears that most Muslims interested in the military have already signed up to fight against us in the Middle East.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Barrett recently fasted in solidarity with RAN Muslims and at a dinner at the Australian War Memorial said;
“Muslim-Australians and the knowledge and the values they bring to the workforce are a key and essential component of a successful Team Navy.”
Wow, just Wow.
I get the feeling that the Vice Admiral wouldn't be saying that at a dinner held at the War Memorial for say, Catholics and or Protestants. In fact I doubt there ever would be a dinner celebrating main stream religions.
We are, after all, a secular society.
Dinner at the AWM. Hmm. The memorial was designed to commemorate the sacrifice of Australians who have served their country. It was never thought of as a temple to political correctness.
goes into more detail than I do and like me yearns for a day when the military defended the country without politically correct language.
During my time I served under more simple rules.
The role of the infantry is to seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture him, to seize and hold ground, to repel attack, by day or night, regardless of season, weather or terrain.
There were no riders that mentioned " in a gender equal manner" or " in between praying to Allah five times a day" or "dressed modestly with Hijab if applicable"
Poor show Admiral.