You remember that really obsequiously religious kid? We all knew one. The one who choose to use his beliefs as evidence that he was just so much better and more special than you, and determined to let everybody know it? Holy balls did I ever hate that kid growing up. You probably did too.
Some Ijad can get like that to people who don't have symbiotes. It produces... friction, sometimes. But then you have the sort of lapsed-Catholic or Amish types who are just swimmingly easy to get along with. So it varies from place to place, and tribe to tribe. But there's an undercurrent in Ijad society from back when they only rode subsapient animals that if you don't have tentacles hanging off the back of your neck, you're... well, a dumb animal. Armored-Of-God are notoriously bad about that.
Some colonies have less-than-stellar policies in hiring, and some UMFL regiments (like the Crimson Phalanx) don't accept Ijad recruits, but there are some hard limits in the Union charter on your ability to be a dick to someone based on religious or ethnic background, and messing with them (which was debated pretty hotly after contact) would destabilize Earth and the colonies. Free Colonial cells are usually egalitarian out of desperation for resources, even when there's a nasty ethnic component to their motivation - not that it doesn't lead to some Tet Offensive machinations where Ijad allies get left swinging in the breeze.
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