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Some Nigerians Call for Banning the Hijab to Prevent Female Suicide Bombers
Originally Posted: 08/08/2014 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

In northern Nigeria, mounting fears of militant female suicide bombers have raised calls to ban the hijab, or the veil that covers the head, chest and, in some cases, the entire body. Last week, four women be ...

Iranian Women Shed Veils for Facebook Page
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Thousands of Iranian women are sending photos of themselves without their hijab, or veil, to a new London-based Facebook page dedicated to allowing them “stealthy freedoms.” Thous ...

Women Photographers Shatter Middle Eastern Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

“She Who Tells a Story,” a photo exhibit now showing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and headed to other U.S. museums, features the work of 12 women from the Middle East who shatter stereotypes with works that ...

Denim Burqa Ad: Bold or Insulting?
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

Islamophobic or empowering? Those are among the reactions to a new Diesel jeans ad featuring a heavily tattooed, topless white woman wearing a redesigned, denim burqa. Islamophobi ...

Muslim Clerk Wins Hijab Fight Against Abercrombie and Fitch
Originally Posted: 09/11/2013 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

A federal judge ruled Monday that the Abercrombie and Fitch clothing chain violated federal anti-employment discrimination guidelines when it fired a Muslim employee in 2010 for not removing her religious head ...

Soccer Ban on Sikh Turbans Leads to Backlash Against Quebec
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Quebec’s decision to ban Sikh religious headgear on the soccer field is having national repercussions. Quebec’s decision to ban Sikh religious headgear on the soccer field is havi ...

Muslim Woman Files Suit Against Disney Over Headscarf Dispute
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

LOS ANGELES—The ACLU is suing The Walt Disney Co. on behalf of a Muslim woman who claims the company discriminated against her by not allowing her to wear a headscarf while working in a Disney restaurant in An ...

Women Wear Hijabs in Support of Slain Iraqi Woman
Originally Posted: 04/02/2012 - 8:49pm | Type: Blog

Non-Muslim women are posting photos of themselves wearing a headscarf on Facebook Page “One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi,” in support of the slain mother of five. Jean Younis ...

FIFA Agrees to Test Special Hijab for Female Soccer Players
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

Muslim female soccer players are celebrating a decision by the International Football Association Board to allow them to test specially designed head coverings for four months. Mu ...