Hadji Girl

The controversial GI video decried as "insensitive" by Islamic groups.


Kl
June 14, 2006 4:45AM (UTC)

This video, purportedly of a Marine, who cheerfully sings about a grim encounter with an Iraqi family, has sparked a furor and an investigation from the Marines. A Marine spokesman called it "inappropriate and contrary to the high standards expected of all Marines." We thought you'd want to see it, and we're interested in hearing your thoughts on it. ("Hadji," by the way, refers to those journeying on the Hajj -- the pilgrimage Muslims take to Mecca. But it's also supposedly used by U.S. troops as a derogatory way of describing an Iraqi.)

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