USMC: Muslim-American recruit was called ‘terrorist’ prior to his death1 of 2Submitted photoBy Wade Livingstonwlivingston@islandpacket.com LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this StoryThe drill instructor who allegedly hazed recruit Raheel Siddiqui moments before his death was the same instructor who had previously ordered a Muslim recruit into a commercial clothes dryer and interrogated him about his religion and loyalties.
That drill instructor had also called Siddiqui — a 20-year-old Muslim, Pakistani-American from Taylor, Mich. — a “terrorist” at some point during the recruit’s brief time at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, according to a Corps official speaking on background Monday morning.New details about Siddiqui’s death — which the Corps has ruled a suicide — show he initially survived the nearly 40-foot fall he took on the early morning of March 18 at the depot.
Timeline: Allegations of wrongdoing, changes of command on Parris IslandAnd recently released information from the Corps — stemming from three command investigations linked to Siddiqui’s death —further confirms the recruit was trying to request medical treatment the morning when he was hazed and struck in the face……. MORE!!!!!