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Senior cleric urges abolishing mandatory hijab for foreign tourists
A senior Iranian cleric demanded that mandatory hijab laws for foreign tourists who travel to Iran’s free trade zones be abolished.
Belgium allows female Iranian volleyball player to wear hijab
An Iranian female athlete has been allowed to attend professional volleyball matches in Belgium with hijab.
Muslim teen boxer in US wins right to fight in hijab
A 16-year-old Muslim-American boxer, who wants to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, has won the right to wear a hijab and fully cover her arms and legs while boxing in the US.
Muslim woman files lawsuit, says New York cops forcibly removed her hijab
A Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit in a court in New York alleging that police officers forced her to remove her hijab and snapped photos of her after a ”false arrest”.
Turkey lifts ban on army officers wearing Islamic headscarf
Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu Agency said Wednesday.
‘Don’t detonate on patrol’: Muslim police officer in New York harassed by colleagues
A Muslim police officer who wears a hijab said a supervisor told her not to “detonate on patrol,” just one of many instances of harassment and discrimination she said she suffered because of her religion.
Czech judge dismisses hijab ban complaint by Somali refugee woman
A judge in the Czech Republic has rejected a complaint lodged by a young Muslim woman banned from wearing hijab to school.
Turkish Taekwondo champion defends her hijab
A Taekwondo champion from Turkey has sparked a national conversation by challenging stereotypes about women and sport by competing wearing a headscarf.
Turkey allows female police officers to wear hijab
For the first time ever, the Turkish government has allowed female police officers to wear a headscarf as part of their uniform.
Canada police allow officers to don hijab
Canada’s police force has announced that its Muslim officers can wear hijab as part of a drive to encourage more Muslim recruitment.
Nigeria lifts hijab ban at Lagos schools
An appeals court in Nigeria has ruled against a ban on Nigerian Muslim girls to wear the headscarf to schools in the southwestern state of Lagos.
French prime minister’s support for ban on hijab triggers controversy
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called for a ban on Islamic headscarves at universities, sparking a controversy in the government.
Hijab a form of ‘passive terrorism,’ says US Air Force paper
A US Air Force policy paper alleges that the hijab Muslim women wear as part of their religion represents a type of “passive terrorism.”
Meet the first Muslim American to compete at the Olympics with hijab
Ibtihaj Muhammad is the first American athlete to partake in the Olympics with hijab.
Europe court upholds France hijab ban
The European Court of Human Rights has struck down a case filed by a Muslim woman protesting France’s ban on Islamic hijab at workplace.
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