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  • 'The Many Faces of the Hijab’: KSU Students Opt to Wear Muslim Head Scarf

    10/01/2014 8:00:45 AM PDT · by Cecily · 91 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | October 1, 2014 | Hilary Butschek
    Some Kennesaw State University students have committed to wearing head scarves for 24 hours in a show of support for Muslim women who wear a hijab, or head covering. Caitlin Syfrett, a senior at KSU majoring in anthropology, said she wants to see if she gets any questioning looks or mean-spirited glances from people while she wears a head scarf, even though she’s not Muslim. “I’m wearing it as a sign of solidarity because there are women who do this every day, and they’re judged,” Syfrett said Tuesday, when the 24-hour period began. “I want to see how prevalent the...
  • Principal of Redlands College... transfers Muslim student teachers after they wear hijab to school

    05/25/2014 2:42:30 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 25th May 2014 | Rhian Deutrom
    <p>THE principal of a Christian College has come under fire for transferring two student teachers after they turned up for work dressed in traditional Muslim headwear.</p> <p>The two women, in their final year of a teaching degree, had started a work placement at Redlands College this year.</p>
  • Iranian Women Remove Hijabs in Facebook Selfie Series

    05/14/2014 3:53:32 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Elise Solé, Shine Staff
    Hundreds of Iranian women are ripping off their hijabs and posting selfies online to the Facebook page "Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women,” a photo project that's reaped more than 130,000 likes and sparked conversation about how safe it is for women to forgo their headscarfs. London-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad told the U.K.’s he Guardian that since she created the page on May 3, she’s been inundated by submissions. "I've hardly slept in the past three days because of the number of pictures and messages I've received,” she said. The hijab is a veil that covers the head and chest...
  • German court upholds school ban on facial veil

    04/25/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 12:47 PM EDT
    A German court has rejected a Muslim student’s lawsuit against a vocational school’s ban on wearing face-covering veils in class. The Bavarian Administrative Court said Friday the school’s ban didn’t infringe illegally on the right of the student to exercise her religious rights freely. …
  • Hodges' 1st 100 days: Building relationships, slowly and steadily ( Somali Muslims in MN )

    04/09/2014 12:59:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | April 7, 2014 | MAYA RAO
    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges .. hours after she lost the Southwest light-rail vote, she visited a Somali mall on E. 24th Street in a blue hijab, accompanied by her Somali liaison, Abdirahman Muse. Hodges’ office said she is fulfilling many of the promises she put forth in a 100-day plan for the Somali community, including asking the city attorney for a review of small business regulations. In an upstairs room, Somali shopkeepers praised her for showing up, and poured out their concerns through translators, telling her they needed more space to park, more opportunities for idle youth, and more Somali...
  • Dhimmitude ... Swedish Art Professor Applauds Apple's Intention To Place Hijab On Emoticon

    03/28/2014 12:00:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Tundar Tabloids ^ | 28/03/2014 | KGS
    The Western institutionalization of sharia norms. A Swedish art professor has applauded Apple’s promise to diversify its emoticon options, including figures wearing religious headgear such as the hijab. “It’s great, we need people with different skin colours among the emojis, and people with different clothes, from the hijab to the kippa,” illustration professor Joanna Rubin Dranger at Stockholm’s Konstfack academy told the TT news wire on Thursday. The website DoSomething.org first let the battle cry sound, asking Apple to take a closer look at its 800 emojis. “The only two resembling people of colour are a guy who looks vaguely...
  • Hoping Muslim Crocodile Devours Her Last Dopey Lesbian Police Chief Wears A Hijab

    03/20/2014 8:42:21 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Winston Churchill once said, “An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last.” He was talking about the Nazis but he very well could have been referring to today’s Muslims. According to a recent Facebook post, a Somali Muslim Minneapolis City Hall worker declared last February 28th “Hijab Day” at the town’s City Hall because he or she wanted to. Thereafter the Muslim worker got the city’s police chief and equally foolish female city council members, Elizabeth Glidden and Lisa Bender, to wear hijabs to work. The idea of a lesbian police chief wearing the...
  • Only in Minnesota: Lesbian police chief participates in city's 'Hijab Day'

    03/17/2014 6:00:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 52 replies
    One News Now ^ | 17Mar14 | Chad Groening
    A messianic Jewish leader says a recent "Hijab Day" in Minneapolis is another example of people bending over backwards to accommodate Muslim demands. Breitbart.com reported that female Muslim employees at Minneapolis City Hall declared February 28 to be "Hijab Day," then convinced most female employee at work to don the traditional headwear to pose for pictures that were posted on Facebook. "Christians cannot and would not make demands of people of other faiths. Jews would never make such demands of people of other faiths," says Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries. Markell's ministry is based in Minnesota....
  • Minnesota: St. Paul Police Dept bows down, approves police-issued hijab

    03/04/2014 7:11:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    In Somali culture, women don’t strive to become police officers, Kadra Mohamed said. On Saturday morning, Mohamed was recognized as the first Somali-American woman to join the St. Paul Police Department, a move made possible by the department’s announcement that it has approved an option for employees to wear a police-issued hijab. “It’s nerve-wracking in a way,” Mohamed, 21, said of being the first woman of Somali descent in the department. “I want to be a good role model for others, especially Somali women.” Mohamed was recognized at the police’s Western District building during a graduation ceremony for youth who...
  • Syrian Jihadists Tell Women: Cover Your Faces or Else

    02/20/2014 9:11:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 2/21/2014, 6:14 AM | Elad Benari
    Islamist rebels in eastern Syria have ordered women to put on the Islamic veil, warning that anyone not doing so would be held to account, Reuters reports. According to the report, an organization calling itself the Islamic Law Council of Deir al-Zor said in a statement released Wednesday that women have until Saturday to don the face veil. The group did not say what punishment would befall women who fail to comply with the order. …
  • Muslim Wonder Woman Enslaved with Burqa ... Muslim Wonder Woman Redesign Puts Diana in Headscarf

    02/18/2014 7:19:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | February 17, 2014 | Lauren Davis
    Muslim Wonder Woman Redesign Puts Diana in a Headscarf Artist flowercrownprincess envisions Wonder Woman as a hijab-wearing Muslim superhero, who is ready to battle evil in both armor and a headscarf.
  • Woman Dies After Hijab, Hair Get Tangled in Montreal Escalator

    01/30/2014 7:04:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 83 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2014 | QMI Agency
    Woman dies after hijab, hair get tangled in Montreal escalator MONTREAL — A woman in her 30s is dead after her headscarf and hair became caught in a subway-station escalator. A bystander found the woman lying at the base of the escalator at Fabre metro station in east-end Montreal around 9:15 a.m. He alerted transit workers, who called police. When first responders arrived, the woman was unresponsive. "We tried to perform resuscitation on site, but we weren't able to save her," paramedic Bob Lamle told QMI Agency. The exact circumstances of the woman's death weren't immediately clear, but Montreal police...
  • Canada split over hijab-style Muslim police uniform

    12/09/2013 8:52:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/09/2013 | Ségolène Allemandou
    Police in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, this weekend unveiled official hijab-style headscarves approved for use by female Muslim officers, in a move that has revealed a growing split in attitudes towards the wearing of religious symbols across the country. The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said in a press release that the the hijab-style headscarf, which covers the hair and neck but not the face, was designed to “reflect the changing diversity in the community, and to facilitate the growing interest in policing careers from Edmonton’s Muslim community”. Edmonton city councillor Scott McKeen said the move was a “gesture of inclusion” towards...
  • Female Turkish MPs break headscarf taboo

    10/31/2013 10:26:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    France 24 ^ | 31/10/2013 | Catherine Viette
    Four female members of Ankara’s Islamic-rooted government attended a parliament session on Thursday wearing headscarves, a first in 14 years in secular Turkey. The last time a headscarf was seen in Parliament was when Turkish-American MP Merve Kavakci turned up for her swearing-in ceremony in Islamic dress. She was booed out of the house and eventually had her Turkish citizen(ship) revoked. Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lifted a decades-old ban on headscarves in the civil service in early October as part of a package of reforms meant to improve democracy and freedoms. …
  • Appeals Court Overrules: Hijab Ban Not Discriminatory

    10/04/2013 9:22:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 4, 2013
    In a painful defeat for the Obama administration, a federal appellate court has overturned a judge’s ruling that a clothing retailer discriminated against a Muslim woman for denying her a job because she wore a religious headscarf known as a hijab. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws. Under Obama the agency has brought a number of similar lawsuits on behalf of Muslims around the country alleging violations of religious and civil rights. In this case the agency accuses a retail giant, Abercrombie & Fitch, of...
  • Obama Judge: Hijab Ban Violates Muslim Civil Rights (More Socioeconomic Fascism from Pres. Obeyme)

    09/10/2013 12:07:08 PM PDT · by AlanGreenSpam · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch.org ^ | Sept 10, 2013 | Judicial Watch
    --In 2011 the agency sued the retail giant, Abercrombie & Fitch, accusing it of religious discrimination for firing 19-year-old Umme-Hani Khan for wearing a hijab at a northern California store. The company, which focuses on hip casual wear for consumers aged 18 to 22, has a policy against head covers of any kind for its employees. In the case of this Muslim woman it amounts to discrimination based on religion, according to the EEOC, and that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Employers are required to accommodate the sincere religious beliefs or practices of employees, the...
  • Judge: Abercrombie & Fitch's Muslim garb ban violated bias laws

    09/10/2013 6:40:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | Howard Mintz
    Hip clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, under fire for years for its policies restricting Muslim employees from wearing religious headscarves, violated the civil rights of a former employee at one of the company's Bay Area stores, a federal judge has ruled. In a recent ruling, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers found that Abercrombie violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired Hani Khan from her job at a Hollister store in 2010 for refusing to remove her hijab on the job.
  • Sudan woman risks flogging over uncovered hair

    09/08/2013 6:49:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AFP/Fox ^ | 9/8/2013
    A Sudanese woman says she is prepared to be flogged to defend the right to leave her hair uncovered in defiance of a "Taliban"-like law. Amira Osman Hamed faces a possible whipping if convicted at a trial which could come on September 19. Under Sudanese law her hair -- and that of all women -- is supposed to be covered with a "hijab". But Hamed, 35, refuses to wear one. Her case has drawn support from civil rights activists and is the latest to highlight Sudan's series of laws governing morality which took effect after the 1989 Islamist-backed coup by...
  • Muslim woman asked to remove headscarf during bar exam in Springfield (MA)

    08/06/2013 1:03:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    On Wednesday and Thursday, law school graduates aspiring to practice in the Commonwealth gathered in Boston and Springfield to take the 16-hour bar exam, broken into several parts. During the morning portion of the test Thursday, recent graduate of the University of Michigan Law School Iman Abdulrazzak was handed a note from an exam proctor asking her to remove her headscarf. As many Muslim women do, Abdulrazzak wore a hijab, covering her head and chest, during the exam held at the Western New England University School of Law. The note, written in capitalized block letters read, "Headwear may not be...
  • Criticism In Egypt Over ‘Islamic’ Version Of Cinderella

    07/16/2013 9:50:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Middle East Media Research Institute ^ | July 16, 2013 | (Special Dispatch No.5363)
    The Egyptian paper Roz Al-Youssef reported recently about an “Islamic” version of Cinderella that has been published, in which the heroine and other women wear veils and the plot is replete with Islamic motifs. The book, published by Dar Al-Yanabi’, was edited by Mas’oud Sabri, a member of Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi’s International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), and was illustrated by Rif’at Muhi Al-Din. According to Roz Al-Youssef, Cinderella in this version is portrayed as a girl who patiently bears the disasters befalling her and asks Allah to help her continue bearing them. She never says a bad word about her...
  • Not "Brainwashed": American Women Who Converted To Islam Speak Out

    04/26/2013 7:16:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 26, 2013 | JoNel Aleccia
    When an American convert to Islam was revealed as the wife of the dead Boston bombing suspect, Lauren Schreiber wasn’t surprised at what came next. Comments from former acquaintances and complete strangers immediately suggested that 24-year-old Katherine Russell, a New England doctor’s daughter, must have been coerced and controlled by her husband, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died last week in a firefight with police.
  • Mother, 67, dies after hijab catches fire on a gas hob: Injured 3 times before in similar accidents

    04/12/2013 10:57:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 03:36 EST, 12 April 2013 | Hugo Gye
    A woman died after her hijab caught fire on a gas cooker—and she had accidentally set her clothes alight in similar situations three times before, an inquest heard yesterday. Surayya Khan’s family has helped to launch a safety campaign urging the importance of being aware of fire risk in the kitchen. The mother of three fought for life for nearly two weeks before dying of multiple organ failure at a Manchester hospital in October last year. Mrs. Khan, 67, was cooking at her home in Burton, Staffordshire on September 23 when the headscarf she wore as a Muslim woman came...
  • Welcome to Africa’s Alqaedastan-Obama’s Libyan war breeds horror in Mali.

    01/08/2013 4:31:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    “When it was my turn, they took me blindfolded,” the thief said. “Suddenly I felt a pain in my right hand that was out of this world. My hand had just been chopped off.” This is Gao, once the seat of an empire, and then a glorified village, and now a city the size of Scranton under the boot of its Islamist conquerors. Gao has become a place where thieves have their hands cut off, where women are forced to wear the stifling Hijab in 113 degree heat or be lashed and where unmarried couples are stoned to death. Borders...
  • Ex-Disney employee files discrimination lawsuit

    08/14/2012 6:21:33 AM PDT · by Pelham · 6 replies
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Aug. 13, 2012 | EUGENE W. FIELDS
    <p>ANAHEIM – A former Disney employee filed a federal lawsuit Monday accusing Disney of discrimination based on her religion.</p> <p>In her suit, Imane Boudlal claims Disney refused to let her wear her religious headscarf – or hijab – at work in view of customers when she worked as a restaurant hostess at the Storytellers' Cafe in the Grand Californian Hotel in Downtown Disney. "We presented Ms. Boudlal with multiple options to accommodate her religious beliefs, as well as offered her several roles that would have allowed her to wear her own hijab. ... "Unfortunately, she rejected all of our efforts and has since refused to come to work."</p>
  • Syrian Prime Minister defects, flees to Jordan

    08/06/2012 11:31:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Another Arab dictatorship looks ready to collapse, and this one might have the biggest impact of them all. The embattled Bashar Assad regime in Syria lost its Prime Minister overnight, as Riyad al-Hijab fled to Jordan and announced his defection: SyriaÂ’s prime minister defected to Jordan on Monday, according to news reports, becoming the most senior official yet to quit the embattled government of President Bashar al-Assad.A statement read on the al-Jazeera Arabic news channel that was described as coming from Prime Minister Riyad al-Hijab said he had resigned to protest his governmentÂ’s harsh tactics as it escalates its efforts...
  • The Hijab at the Olympics (A Saudi Arabian Olympian gets in touch with her inner Venus Williams)

    08/03/2012 7:16:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    The Summer 2012 Olympics in London are supplying the world with exactly the type of ethnic variety that multicultural globalists currently hold in such high esteem. Face it, where else can Olympic fans see female competitors play beach volleyball in orange string bikinis and then be treated to the spectacle of a heavyweight judo competitor from Saudi Arabia rolling around on a mat in a hijab? That's right - for the first time ever, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has agreed to send female athletes to compete in this year's Olympics. The competitors are jujitsu champ Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim...
  • Egypt's First Lady Represents New Image (first cousin of Marsi is his wife?)

    07/03/2012 3:33:46 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 16 replies
    New America Media ^ | July 3, 2012 | Ahmed Tharwat
    Editorial note: Mohammed Morsi’s victory as Egypt’s first elected civilian president—and first leader with a PhD—also brings the first traditionally Islamic First Lady. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--The world now knows that Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party became the first civilian elected president in Egypt’s long history on June 24. But this isn’t the only “first” that Morsi has brought to the Egyptian political landscape. Morsi is the first Islamist to get to the presidential palace. He is the first Egyptian president with Mohammed as an actual first name—although Hosni Mubarak and Anwar Sadat injected “Mohammed” into...
  • Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing

    05/06/2012 9:16:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 116 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/6/12 | AP/Foxnews
    The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs. Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under...
  • Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing

    05/06/2012 6:36:22 PM PDT · by redreno · 50 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 05/06/2012 | unknown
    The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs. Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under...
  • Lessons on the Long Road to Hijab

    12/28/2011 2:55:19 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 12-28-11 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The above caricature, which first appeared on CagleCartoons.com, has been making the rounds on the Arabic blogosphere, and points to how democratic elections are serving to Islamize Egypt: average women enter the ballot box—“overseen” by the Muslim Brotherhood—only to emerge thoroughly veiled, thoroughly Islamized. Speaking of veils and the Brotherhood, here’s an interesting video of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser (1956-1970), showing just how much times have changed. Speaking before a large assembly, Nasser told of how back in 1953 he wanted to cooperate with the Muslim Brotherhood, and met with its leader. (Nasser eventually learned that the only response...
  • Army changes JROTC hijab policy in Ravenwood case

    12/22/2011 12:29:15 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    The Tennessean | 12/22/11 | Heidi Hall
    Gannett - Link only: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111222/NEWS01/312220066/Army-changes-JROTC-policy-Ravenwood-Muslim-case?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  • Muslim girl quietly leaves Islam and doffs hijab, lives double life in fear of parents

    12/03/2011 11:26:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/4/11 | Robert
    Her household was only "moderately religious," and yet she still feels threatened enough to lead a double life. Apparently her parents are yet more Misunderstanders of the Religion of Peace. This girl has good reason to be afraid: Aqsa Parvez was murdered by her father for not wearing the hijab, and Rifqa Bary was slapped by hers for the same reason. Then there is Islam's death penalty for apostates: Muhammad said, "If anyone changes his religion, kill him." Some schools of Islamic jurisprudence, however, allow for the imprisonment of a female apostate until she recants her apostasy. "IAmA 21 yr...
  • The Veil’s Revival

    12/03/2011 1:55:13 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies
    Harvard Magazine ^ | Sept.-Oct. 2011 | Erin O'Donnell
    One evening in the late 1990s, Thomas professor of divinity Leila Ahmed saw a group of people gathered on Cambridge Common. All of the women were wearing hijab, the headscarf worn by some Muslim women but rarely seen at that time in the United States. Just the sight of hijab provoked a negative, “visceral” response in Ahmed, who was born and raised in Cairo in the 1940s, when even devout Muslim women of the middle and upper classes did not wear veils because they considered them old-fashioned. She took the appearance of veils in Cambridge, she explained recently, to mean...
  • Male nurse 'fired for treating women wearing Muslim hijab' ( Detroit )

    11/25/2011 9:10:05 AM PST · by cutty · 23 replies
    ap ^ | 25th November 2011
    A male registered nurse and Vietnam war Army medic has sued the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, saying he was fired for disobeying a Muslim supervisor's order not to treat women wearing conservative Islamic dress. John Benitez Jr. ... was fired... 'not because of any performance problem, but was instead carried out because the clinic's conservative male Muslim clientele did not want a male treating female patients.'
  • EEOC sues senior living center over headscarf ( Muslim hijab )

    09/28/2011 9:21:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 27, 2011
    An Ellicott City senior living facility is being sued for allegedly violating federal law for failing to hire a Muslim woman who would not remove her head scarf. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against Morningside House on behalf of Khadijah Salim on Monday. The lawsuit says Morningside House's director of health and wellness asked if Salim during a June 2010 interview if she would remove her religious headscarf, called a hijab, if she worked at the facility. Salim was not hired or contacted after her interview
  • Muslims, police fight at New York theme park over headscarf ban

    A New York amusement park was shut down Tuesday after local police scuffled with Muslim visitors upset over the park’s headscarf ban. About 3,000 Muslims from New York City visited Rye Playland in Westchester County to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. When they arrived, women wearing headscarves found they could not go on some of the rides, as all headgear is prohibited so that hats don’t fall onto the tracks. When families lined up to get refunds, fights broke out and police arrived on the scene, the New York Daily News reports. Fifteen visitors were arrested and two...
  • Fight Beaks Out at Rye Playland Over Muslim Headscarves

    08/31/2011 8:59:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    MYFOXNY.COM ^ | 31 Aug 2011
    Police from several departments rushed to the Rye Playland amusement park in Westchester County after an altercation broke out between patrons over a tensions over Muslim headscarves. The fight erupted after a "misunderstanding" between the park workers and some Muslim patrons over the park's restrictions on headgear on some rides, according to the Westchester County Executive's Office. Apparently some Muslim women wearing the traditional headscarf, called a hijab, were denied access to some rides because of safety reasons. "The incident erupted when some of the women tried to gain entry on rides that prohibit any kind of headwear, such as...
  • Jury Awards Muslim Woman $20,000 After Fashion Store Refused to Hire Her (Wouldn't Remove Hijab)

    07/26/2011 6:32:24 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 41 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | July 26, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    The woman knew about the store’s rules before applying for the job. Claiming that Abercrombie Kids did not hire her because she wears a hijab, a jury in Tulsa, Arizona has awarded a Muslim woman $20,000 in damages. This comes despite the fact that the woman, Samantha Elauf, didn’t work a single day for Abercrombie and despite Abercrombie’s “Look Policy” that states clearly that it will not hire people who do not conform to their dress code. During her job interview with Abercrombie, Ms. Elauf wore a hijab, a piece of clothing that Ms. Elauf believes is religiously mandated. At...
  • Jury Awards Muslim Woman $20,000 after Store Decides Not to Hire Her;Refused to Conform to DressCode

    07/26/2011 5:37:46 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/26/11 | Aurelius
    Claiming that Abercrombie Kids did not hire her because she wears a hijab, a jury in Tulsa, Arizona has awarded a Muslim woman $20,000 in damages. This comes despite the fact that the woman, Samantha Elauf, didn't work a single day for Abercrombie and despite Abercrombie's "Look Policy" that states clearly that it will not hire people who do not conform to their dress code. During her job interview with Abercrombie, Ms. Elauf wore a hijab, a piece of clothing that Ms. Elauf believes is religiously mandated. At the time, she was informed that Abercrombie would not be able to...
  • Woman weightlifter fights to compete in hijab

    06/09/2011 6:05:17 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/9/11 | Liz Goodwin
    A 35-year-old weightlifter is battling to be able to compete in the sport she loves while wearing a hijab instead of the body-hugging uniform that's required. Kulsoom Abdullah, who was born in the United States to Pakistani parents, discovered weightlifting at her gym, Crossfit, in Atlanta in 2008. She entered her first open competition last year, and was thrilled to find out that she was actually pretty good in the competitive sport. She can lift 70 kilos (about 154 pounds) to her shoulders, and 60 kilos (or about 132 pounds) over her head, in a move called the "clean-and-jerk." Last...
  • American servicewomen encouraged to wear headscarves in Afghanistan

    03/31/2011 6:26:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 31, 2011 | Caroline May
    In an effort to get closer to the local population, American female soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are being encouraged to wear a Muslim headscarf when interacting with civilians. But some question whether the practice constitutes cultural sensitivity or a form of appeasement that is degrading to U.S. soldiers. Major Kyndra Rotunda, executive director of the Military Law and Policy Institute and AMVETS Legal Clinic, told The Daily Caller that while the women are not being ordered to wear the head scarf, encouragement is tantamount to a demand. “They say they are encouraging women to wear the headscarf when they are...
  • Sarkozy's ...'poisonous' debate on rising Muslim population in France savaged by religious leaders

    03/30/2011 2:48:08 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 30, 2011 | Peter Allen
    France was today attacked by religious leaders for organising a ‘poisonous’ national debate about the growing number of Muslims living in the country. They accused President Nicolas Sarkozy of trying to attract racist voters by holding the all-party political discussion next Tuesday. It will see people complaining about numerous aspects of Islamic life, from its links with terrorist groups to the wearing of burkas. But French Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Jews, and Buddhists today joined Muslim leaders in published a joint statement saying the debate would cause ‘confusion in the troubled period we are going through.
  • Are U.S Servicewomen Trading the Safety of the Helmet for the Hijab?

    02/06/2011 1:14:11 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 04, 2011 | Margaret Calhoun Hemenway
    Recent pictures in Stars and Stripes feature female U.S. service members wearing the Islamic headscarf, also known as a hijab. These women are part of a new initiative, Female Engagement Teams, being deployed in Afghanistan. Aside from questions about whether the safety of these women deployed into harm's way is jeopardized by trading the helmet for the hijab, the photos invoke memories of a policy fight in Congress less than a decade ago. In 2002, the Senate overturned a DoD mandate requiring female American service members stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear the Saudi version of the burqa, known as...
  • 'Wear the hijab or I'll kill you, cousin told girl': Muslim tells of terrifying phone threats

    01/18/2011 7:52:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/11 | Colin Fernandez
    A man threatened to kill his cousin and harm her family after she decided to stop wearing the traditional Muslim headscarf, a court has heard. Mohamed Al-Hakim, 29, allegedly phoned Alya Al-Safar to tell her she must die because of the ‘shame’ she had brought – leaving her too afraid to leave the house. He had already branded her family ‘b*tches and whores’ because of her decision, the court heard. (Snip) Al-Hakim, who denies one charge of making threats to kill, allegedly said he thought the phone call might be taped but he warned her he was ‘not afraid of
  • Napolitano: ‘Adjustments,’ ‘More to Come’ on Whether Muslim Women in Hijabs Will Undergo Airport

    11/15/2010 11:33:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 76 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews ^ | November 15, 2010 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Complete title:Napolitano: ‘Adjustments,’ ‘More to Come’ on Whether Muslim Women in Hijabs Will Undergo Airport Body Pat-Downs Homesland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. When asked today if she will insist that Muslim women wearing hijabs must go through full body pat downs before boarding planes, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did not say yes or no, but told CNSNews.com there will be “adjustments” and “more to come” on the issue.“On the pat downs, CAIR [the Council on American-Islamic Relations] has recommended that Muslim women wearing hijabs refuse to go through the full body pat downs before boarding planes,” CNSNews.com asked Napolitano...
  • CAIR Tells Muslim Women Wearing Hijabs to Allow ONLY "Head and Neck" Pat Downs

    11/12/2010 11:02:41 AM PST · by NorwegianViking · 73 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | Nov. 12, 2010 | Penny Star
    CAIR said Muslims who object to full-body scans for religious reasons should know their rights if they are required to undergo a pat-down, including asking for the procedure to be done in a private place. In addition, CAIR offered a “special recommendation” for Muslim women who wear a hijab, telling them they should tell the TSA officer that they may be searched only around the head and neck.
  • Driver's License bureau Lawrenceville, GA...bowing to PC Muslim pressure? (Vanity)

    10/21/2010 5:37:30 AM PDT · by dawn53 · 13 replies
    A friend called me yesterday to report what she had experienced while getting her driver's license renewed. A woman before her was wearing a hijab and there was no problem, they didn't make her remove it to get her photo taken. But when my friend was getting her photo taken, the lady taking the photo told her she would have to get her bangs off her forehead in order for the photo to be taken...it was Homeland Security rules. My friend raised the question about the woman with the hijab, but no explanation was made, just the fact reiterated that...
  • The veil and street art

    09/30/2010 3:22:16 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 1+ views
    Fatcap ^ | January 18, 2010 | Koubiak
    [translated, poorly] Published on Monday January 18, 2010 Does the veiled woman and the street art make a good household? Here is the work of two artists who based their creations on the Moslem veil. Opportunism or boast, provocation or incentive to think? It is fashionable in what is named “the street art movement ”, to transmit messages through its works. It is one of the various capacities inherent in art, but in the case of street art, the messages have necessarily more impact because of their placement in the street. Thus the countryside is against the famous brands carried...
  • Disney allows employee to wear headscarf -- with a beret (freep this poll)

    09/30/2010 2:57:30 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 29, 2010 | Rosemary Black
    A beret may resolve a dispute between a Muslim woman and Disneyland, where she works as a vacation planner. Noor Abdallah, 22, wanted to wear her hijab, a religious head scarf, at her job at a Disneyland Resort Esplanade ticket booth in Anaheim, Calif., reports the Daily Mail. But the theme park objected, and Abdallah refused another position where she would not be seen by the public, according to the Council on American-Islamic relations. As a compromise, she has agreed to wear a blue beret that will partly cover her hijab. Disney spokesperson Suzi Brown praised the company's willingness to...
  • Disney Unveils Hijab-Included Costume for a Muslim Intern

    09/28/2010 2:53:16 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 46 replies
    LAist ^ | Sept. 28, 2010 | Lindsey William-Ross
    Disney intern Noor Abdallah, 22, has a new specially-designed costumed that incorporates the head-covering she wears as a part of her Muslim faith, according to the AP. Abdallah had been working as a vacation planner for the Disneyland resort, but took a job in the stockroom when her head scarf, or hijab, became an issue. "Vacation planners are costumed employees, whose outfits include an optional baseball-style cap," explains the LA Times. A group intervened on behalf of the intern when they learned of her job re-assignment. Disney agreed to design a special costume for Abdallah, but said it would take...