Category: hijab

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Iran arrests 29 ladies folk for no longer carrying hijab in protests

Iran has cracked down on women violating its compulsory headscarf decree, arresting at least 29 individuals, according to Iranian media, drawing criticism from activists and rights groups.  Tasnim news agency reported on Friday that 29 women have been arrested, and quoted Tehran police as saying that the detainees were arrested for “disturbing public security”. It…

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Girls folks unite for World Hijab Day

Growing up in the Bronx in New York City with a hijab covering her head, Nazma Khan says she is all too familiar with religious discrimination from a young age. The Bangladesh native migrated to the United States at the age of 11 and was constantly bullied throughout middle and high school. The bullying took…

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Toronto Muslim girl ‘shy’ after attacker cuts hijab

Police in Toronto are investigating a possible hate crime after an 11-year-old Muslim girl was attacked by a man who allegedly tried to cut off her hijab twice on her way to school.  Sixth-grade student Khawlah Noman was walking with her younger brother on Friday near the Pauline Johnson Public School in the Canadian city…