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  • 'Hijab Day' at this Boston area high school was canceled, but it got people talking

    05/26/2016 1:50:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    PRI.org (Public Radio International) ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Bell
    Students from the Arabic Club at the public high school in the city of Medford, about a 15-minute drive north of downtown Boston, wanted to participate in World Hijab Day early this semester. The annual event was created in 2013 to promote awareness and understanding of Muslim women who wear the headscarf as an expression of their faith. At Medford High, the plan was pretty straightforward ... The date was set for February 1. But soon after Hijab Day was announced, the Medford public got wind of it. And there was a wave of phone messages, emails and social media...
  • Iran arrests fashion models, blog manager in social media crackdown

    05/16/2016 8:42:54 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 16, 2016 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    Iran has launched a new crackdown on social media, arresting fashion models active on photo-sharing websites and a blog website manager after Tehran's top leader declared war on un-Islamic thoughts on the Internet. Eight members of a modeling network were arrested and accused of publishing photos of women without the obligatory hijab headscarf on the picture-sharing application Instagram, Tasnim news agency said on Sunday.
  • US man admits to ripping off woman's hijab on flight

    05/15/2016 8:30:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    The Khaleej Times ^ | May 15, 2016 | Agencies
    A 37-year-old man has admitted in court that he ripped off a woman's hijab on board a flight in the US after screaming "Take it off! This is America!". Gill Parker Payne of Gastonia, from North Carolina, pleaded guilty in a New Mexico federal court to a misdemeanour hate crime charge of using force to intentionally obstruct the woman's free exercise of her religious beliefs. Seated a few rows in front of him was a woman he had never met before. She was wearing a hijab, which Payne recognised as a Muslim practice. He stood up, walked down the aisle...
  • Citadel rejects hijab for Muslim student; family considers lawsuit (

    05/10/2016 11:25:30 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2016
    The Citadel military college has decided a newly accepted Muslim student cannot wear her traditional Muslim headscarf if she enrolls. The South Carolina school announced ....... allowing the student to wear the head covering known as a hijab wouldn't be consistent with the school's policy of having cadets look similar. The school in Charleston is known for its buttoned-up uniforms and close-cropped haircuts that represent the sacrifice of one's self for the greater goals of the unit. "Uniformity is the cornerstone of this four-year leader development model. The standardization of cadets in apparel, overall appearance, actions and privileges is essential...
  • 'Hijab Day' at Paris university divides opinion

    04/20/2016 8:28:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    yahoo ^ | April 20, 2016 | Fran BLANDY,, Laetitia BERAUD
    Students at an elite Paris university sparked fierce debate Wednesday by inviting classmates to wear the Muslim veil for a day in a bid to "demystify" a practice that is highly divisive in France. Students at Sciences Po urged women to take part in Hijab Day "if you too think all women should have the right to dress as they wish and have their choice respected". France is grappling with rising Islamophobia after a wave of terror attacks by jihadists, and the students' Facebook page said that those agreeing to put on the veil would "experience the stigmatisation experienced by...
  • The Citadel Considers First-Ever Uniform Exception: Allowing A Muslim Hijab

    04/14/2016 11:08:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2016 | Susan Svrluga
    The Citadel is considering a request from an admitted student that she be allowed to wear a hijab in keeping with her Muslim faith, a move that would be an unprecedented exception to the school's longstanding uniform requirements. If the request for the traditional Muslim hair covering is granted, it apparently would be the first exception made to the Citadel's uniform, which all cadets at the storied public military college in South Carolina are required to wear at nearly all times. (At beaches, for example, college rules stipulate that, "Cadets will change into appropriate swimwear upon arrival and change back...
  • Sesame Street Unveils Hijab-Clad Muppet: Zari Is A Feminist From Afghanistan

    04/08/2016 9:29:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Sesame Street Unveils Hijab-Clad Muppet: Zari Is A Feminist From Afghanistan by Jerome Hudson 7 Apr 2016 Sesame Street unveiled a fresh face Thursday: a hijab-wearing Afghani Muppet named Zari who will teach kids about girl empowerment, social and emotional wellbeing. Zari will first appear in season five of Baghch-e-Simsim, which is the Afghan version of Sesame Street. The popular children shows Twitter account was abuzz with Zari content Thursday.
  • Get burkini body ready! Now House of Fraser launches a new range of 'modest sportswear' [tr]

    04/05/2016 6:19:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2016 | Naomi Greenway
    For those who don't want a trip to the beach to involve flashing their body, retail giant House of Fraser today unveiled their latest range of burkinis. The new season's launch comes hot on the heels of Marks and Spencer's new full-body swimwear range, which was introduced on their website earlier this month. House of Fraser's legging and tunic sets cover the body from the neck to the ankles - and also come with a separate hijab head covering.
  • Air France stewardesses mutiny over order to wear headscarves

    04/02/2016 6:58:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2 APRIL 2016 | David Chazan
    Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month. Female members of flight crews have been ordered to cover their hair once they disembark in Tehran and unions are demanding that the flights be made voluntary for women. The resumption of a thrice-weekly service between Paris and Tehran, planned for April 17 after an eight-year break, follows a thaw in relations since Iran agreed to dismantle large sections of its nuclear programme. Iranian women have been forced by...
  • Shocking video shows hijab-wearing woman TEARING UP Israeli flag at Brussels memorial to the dead

    03/24/2016 4:20:10 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 March 2016 | Kate Samuelson For Mailonline
    This is the shocking moment a woman removes an Israeli flag from a Brussels memorial and rips it up, before hiding the pieces away underneath another flag. A French-language station captured the footage at the shrine set up at Brussels' Place de la Bourse. During the clip, which is just over one minute long, a woman wearing a hijab, a brown coat and a scarf picks up a Palestinian flag from the candle-lit vigil and takes it over to an Israeli flag. She bends down to pick up the blue and white Israeli flag and begins ripping it up, before...
  • Muslim woman drops lawsuit against Detroit suburb over scarf

    03/16/2016 12:01:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 16, 2016 2:33 PM EDT
    A Detroit suburb says a Muslim woman who accused police of forcing her to remove a headscarf has dropped her lawsuit. The city of Dearborn released a statement Wednesday saying an attorney for Maha Aldhalimi dropped the lawsuit when confronted with video evidence. [] But her attorney, Shereff Akeel, insists the lawsuit was successful because Dearborn now allows women to wear a head covering during a booking photo.
  • Muslim American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad was asked to remove her hijab for SXSW

    03/12/2016 3:00:31 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/12/2016 | LAURA BULT
    A Muslim-American fencing powerhouse will proudly become the first U.S. Olympian to wear a hijab, but she was asked to take off the religious head covering while posing for an I.D. photo at SXSW. Ibtihaj Muhammad, the world champion fencer who has become a Muslim-American icon and an outspoken critic of Donald Trumps Islamophobic policies, tweeted Saturday that she was asked to take off her hijab while registering for the tech festival in Austin, Tex. Even after I explained it was for religious reasons, he insisted I had to remove my hijab for the photo to receive my badge, Muhammad...
  • New York high school holds World Hijab Day [John 5]

    02/15/2016 3:38:00 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/15/2016 | Hillel Fendel
    Parents were not informed in advance, and many were angry. Experts say that the hijab is actually not an Islamic requirement. Officials at the World [High] School of Inquiry in Rochester, New York, spent a week this month fielding dozens of calls from parents angry about a "World Hijab Day" event that encouraged girls to wear the Muslim religious head covering. So reports EAGnews.org, the flagship website of Education Action Group Foundation, Inc. The "Hijab Day" was held in the school on the first Friday of this month, at the request of a sophomore who wears a hijab every day....
  • Rochester, NY school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students (Infiltration)

    02/13/2016 9:35:58 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 86 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/12/2016 | Robert Spencer
    "A district spokesman told the site officials consulted with an attorney about the World Hijab Day event, and were advised that 'there would be more of a legal issue if the school said no to the event' than to hold lessons on the Muslim scarf." Really? What kind of a legal issue? Would the school be brought up on charges of "Islamophobia"? Is that trumped-up propaganda term a crime now? School board president Van Henri White said of the Hijab Day organizer, student Eman Muthana: "She's not trying to make anybody else anything other than who they are, but she...
  • The hijab-wearing Barbie who's become an Instagram star

    02/08/2016 12:10:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Stephanie Busari
    Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Barbie has had another makeover. This time as a hijab-wearing Muslim. It was only last month that Mattel gave Barbie a dramatic transformation with a variety of skin tones and different body types, including adding curves to her impossibly slender frame. Now a Nigerian medical scientist has taken Instagram by storm since she began posting images of a hijab-wearing Barbie doll a few weeks ago. We are used to seeing Barbie scantily-clad in denim hotpants and skimpy tops, but with her colorful headscarves, flowing abayas and full-length couture dresses, Hijarbie is far more covered up.
  • Professor at Christian college who wore hijab in 'solidarity' with Muslims leaves school

    02/07/2016 7:23:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2016 | Rick Moran
    A political science professor from Wheaton College, a small Christian school outside of Chicago, who wore a hijab to proclaim her "solidarity" with Muslims, has "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" with the school and the two will part ways. Larycia Hawkins also said that her gesture was an acknowledgment that Muslims and Christians worship the same god. After recommending that she be fired, the college's Provost withdrew his request and turned the matter over to the college president who reached the confidential agreement with Hawkins that has led to her leaving the school without being fired. CLTV:...
  • World Hijab Day encourages women to try covering up

    02/01/2016 7:03:26 AM PST · by nycteacher · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/2/16 | Emanuella Grinberg
    Khan started World Hijab Day to build empathy for this perspective and to encourage non-Muslims, and Muslims who don't normally wear a hijab, to try it out. The Arabic word hijab refers not just to a headscarf but to modest dress and behavior in general.
  • Dalia Mogahed: Mainstreaming Islamic Oppression

    01/15/2016 3:29:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Dalia Mogahed, formerly Barack Obama’s adviser on Muslim affairs, appeared on Trevor Noah’s sinking-like-a-stone Daily Show last week, to explain to a worshipful Noah and an adoring audience that the hijab represented nothing more or less than the “privatization of women’s sexuality” – and who on earth but the most benighted lout could possibly be against that? The burning outrage of Mogahed’s words was probably missed by most Daily Show viewers. It should not be missed by FrontPage readers.
  • I Went to a Trump Rally in my Hijab. His Supporters Aren't Just Racist Caricatures

    01/13/2016 3:21:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 13 January 2016 06.45 EST | Kaddie Abdul
    <p>After Rose Hamid’s horrifying experience at Trump’s rally on Friday in South Carolina, many people might wonder how I survived a Trump rally wearing a bright-orange headscarf while holding a giant Qur’an – or why I went at all.</p> <p>I went because I firmly believe that Hamid was on the right path: it is important for people to stand up peacefully for the right things, even if we are confronted with physical and verbal intimidation. It is important to give people that may not have ever met or interacted with a Muslim an opportunity to meet her and learn about Islam from someone that actually practices it. And it it important, at a time when people like me too often face discrimination and hatred living our daily lives, to be polite, and yet be visible and present when we are the subject of political speeches.</p>
  • Silently protesting Muslim woman ejected from Trump rally

    01/09/2016 9:37:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 141 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/9/16 | Jeremy Diamond
    A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was escorted out of Donald Trump's campaign event on Friday by police after she stood up in silent protest during Trump's speech. Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant sitting in the stands directly behind Trump, stood up Friday during Trump's speech when the Republican front-runner suggested that Syrian refugees fleeing war in Syria were affiliated with ISIS. Trump has previously called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Despite her silence, Trump supporters around her began chanting Trump's name -- as instructed by Trump campaign staff before the event in case of...
  • Cologne Mayor's 'code of conduct' to prevent sexual assault angers many

    01/08/2016 5:41:20 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 64 replies
    BBC ^ | January 6, 2016 | Staff
    Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker has drawn ridicule online for proposing a "code of conduct" for women to prevent sexual assault, advising them to remain at "an arm's length" from strangers.Her proposed guidelines included sticking to a group of trusted acquaintances, asking for help from others and informing the police....The main charge being made against her online was that Reker was blaming the victims for their behaviour, rather than the attackers themselves.
  • Accosted for her hijab, woman now teaches Muslim empowerment

    12/31/2015 1:36:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 1:18 AM EST | Wilson Ring
    When she was 16, Rana Abdelhamid was accosted on the streets of New York by a man who tried to pull off the head scarf she wears as a symbol of her commitment to her Muslim faith. Rather than withdraw, as she'd seen other Muslim women do, she turned her anger into a program that is now working with young Muslim women to teach them self-defense while encouraging them to become leaders and role models for others in their communities. Abdelhamid, a graduate of Vermont's Middlebury College who is now a student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, says...
  • American Flag hijab makes media go crazy

    12/21/2015 3:10:30 AM PST · by headbegger · 25 replies
    Fox News had a woman with an American flag hijab on interviewed by Megyn Kelly and the media has gone wild. nymag said that Megyn Kelly was owned by her. Good grief. All it did for me was tick me off. I have no respect at all for her. To me it was not an act of revolution. It was an act of defiance and desecration.
  • Do Muslims And Christians Worship The Same God? College Suspends Professor Who Said Yes.

    12/16/2015 7:27:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2015 | Kirkland An
    Do Muslims And Christians Worship The Same God? College Suspends Professor Who Said Yes. Resize Text Print Article Comments 2324 By Kirkland An December 16 In this Dec. 13, 2015 photo, Larycia Hawkins, an associate professor of political science at Wheaton College, a private evangelical school in Wheaton, Ill., wears a hijab at a church service in Chicago. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) Wheaton College, a prominent evangelical school in Illinois, has placed a professor on administrative leave after she posted on Facebook that Muslims and Christians “worship the same God.” The official school statement Tuesday about associate professor of...
  • New Hip Thing To Do: Walk a Mile in Her Hijab

    12/15/2015 4:16:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Have you ever wondered what it's like to wear a Islamic hijab, which is mandated by Islamic law? Is that what you want for your daughters? Have you ever wondered what it feels like as a woman to wear a hijab? The terror connected Muslim Student Association recently held an event at a high school in Chicago where they encouraged non-Muslim girls to wear traditional hijabs (bolding is mine). The "Walk a Mile in Her Hijab" event Wednesday, hosted by the 10-member organization, was designed to allow non-Muslim female students the opportunity to wear the head covering and gain a...
  • 'Walk a Mile in Her Hijab' day at public high school

    12/11/2015 8:09:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/2015 | Carol Brown
    On Wednesday, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) sponsored an event at Vernon Hills High School called “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab”. As most readers know, the MSA is one of the most active and prominent front groups of the Muslim Brotherhood. (Vernon Hills is an affluent suburb of Chicago. The Muslim population is just under 1.5%, which is nearly double the national average. In and around the area there are eight mosques and at least one Islamic school.) Short and sickening video of Muslims putting hijabs on non-Muslim girls: here. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO  [Preparing for...
  • Harris-Perry: By Showing Malik in Hijab, NYT Suggesting 'This Is What Terrorism Looks Like'

    12/05/2015 9:52:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    They would have used a photo of her in an NRA cap, but none was available . . . Man, it's getting hard to navigate the nuanced shoals of political correctness. Now, even the ineffably sensitive New York Times has run afoul of the rules, as propounded by Melissa Harris-Perry. On her MSNBC show today, Harris-Perry griped that the Gray Lady had run a photo of Islamic terrorist killer Tafsheen Malik wearing a hijab. As per H-P, the Times was sending a message that "this is what terrorism looks like." Damn those anti-Muslim bigots of the New York Times! But...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of abusing Hickman student

    11/29/2015 10:42:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Columbia police on Wednesday arrested a 53-year-old man who allegedly pulled a teenage family member out of Hickman High School by her hair and slapped her. Police re-sponded at 3 p.m. Tuesday to the school, 1104 N. Providence Road, for a child abuse call, Officer Latisha Stroer said in an email. Youssif Z. Omar was at the school and noticed a 14-year-old female family member was not wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf that some Muslim women wear. Omar became irate, Stroer said, grabbed the girl “very violently by the hair” and pulled her outside and down a flight of...
  • Caught on Video: German Muslim: "Islam Is Coming and Your Daughters Will Wear the Hijab"

    11/01/2015 10:36:49 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 62 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 31, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    "Islam is coming to take over Germany whether you want it or not, not through war but by the fact that Germans don't reproduce and Muslims have 7-8 children each, but not only that, your daughters will marry bearded Muslims and wear the hijab, their sons will wear a beard!"
  • Caught on Video=> German Muslim: “Islam Is Coming and Your Daughters Will Wear the Hijab

    11/01/2015 7:46:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    A German Muslim warned a local German man recently. From the video: (translated) “Islam is coming to take over Germany whether you want it or not…not through war but by the fact that Germans don’t reproduce and Muslims have 7-8 children each…but not only that, your daughters will marry bearded Muslims and wear the hijab, their sons will wear a beard! The Muslims will have four wives and 27 children and what does the German man have? One child and maybe a little pet dog! The German has taken advantage of the Muslim for too long, just so he can...
  • Oakdale girl fights for her chance to get in boxing ring (MN)

    09/24/2015 2:22:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/24/15 | Mary Lynn Smith
    Fifteen-year-old Amaiya Zafar is just a girl who wants to box. But before she can get into the ring of a USA Boxing-sanctioned event, such as a Friday bout in Duluth in which she hoped to compete, she will have to fight for the right to wear a hijab under her helmet and long sleeves and tights. That attire would allow her to adhere to her Muslim beliefs. International rules governing boxing dictate that she wear a sleeveless jersey and shorts that cant go below her knees. Were not the bad guys, said Angel Villarreal, USA Boxing chief of officials....
  • Mrs. Obama in Britain: Visits Bangladeshi-Dominated School Which Hosts Hard-Left Conferences ..

    06/16/2015 6:26:43 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2015 | by Raheem Kassam
    Michelle Obama travelled to the United Kingdom today, choosing to give a speech on female empowerment while surrounded by hijab-clad girls in the ethnically diverse London borough of Tower Hamlets. But the Commercial Road in Tower Hamlets, from where Mrs. Obama chose to lecture, isnt ethnically diverse, and nor is the Mulberry School for Girls that she visited. Tower Hamlets, which only days ago managed to shake off its Islamist-linked Mayor, boasts a Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani, and otherwise Asian population. At the last census, in 2011, 39 percent of the population self-identified as Christian, while 36 percent identified as...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules for Muslim woman denied job at clothing store

    06/01/2015 7:20:17 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/01/2015 | Reuters
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who filed a lawsuit after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. On a 8-1 vote, the court handed a win to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency that sued the company on behalf of Samantha Elauf. She was denied a sales job in 2008 at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa when she was 17.
  • Ohio public high school hosting A Covered Girl Challenge, asking students to wear hijab for a day

    04/16/2015 12:08:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4-16-15 | Robert Spencer
    Mason High School is in Mason, Ohio. Several parents have passed on to me the notice below, which they received from the school. Note that the Muslim Student Association is involved a group with tie to the Muslim Brotherhood. When is A Cross-Wearers Challenge day at Mason High? When is A Yarmulke Wearers Challenge day at Mason High? Or is it only Islam that gets this treatment?
  • US Christian wears hijab for 40 days (Video)

    04/02/2015 8:32:35 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    bbc ^ | 4-2-2015
    Jessey Eagan is a Christian and a mother of two, who works as a children's director at Imago Dei Church in Peoria, Illinois. This year during Lent, she decided to wear a hijab. She kept a diary of her experience in a blog called #40DaysOfHijab, which is sparkling a debate both in the Christian and Muslim community.
  • Police detain driver after she allegedly tried to crash into MIA terminal

    03/06/2015 6:26:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    WSVN ^ | March 6, 2015
    Officials said the woman exhibited unusual behavior and began making threatening remarks to responding officers. "They ran over to where the subject was, and that's when she began to yell in what appeared to be in Arabic language," said Zabaleta, "and then in English told the responding officers she had a bomb in her possession."
  • Russian Education Ministry Against Hijab At Schools

    02/04/2015 9:10:53 AM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 02/-04/2015 | Itar Tass
    NOVO-OGAREVO, February 4. /TASS/. The Russian Education and Science Ministry sees no reasons to allow female students wear a hijab at schools, minister Dmitry Livanov told TASS on Wednesday. Livanov said that under the federal regulations, "schoolwear must be secular."
  • California Public School Holds Hijab Day, Hilarity Ensues

    02/02/2015 8:37:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/02/2015 | Robert Spencer
    [1]Thursday was Hijab Day at NP3 High School (Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep), a public charter school in Sacramento, California. Predictably, the school responded to concerns over why a public school would be hosting such an event with charges that critics were motivated by “hatred” and “bigotry.” The whole episode became an illustration of how Islamic supremacists are manipulating politically correct, multiculturalist pieties to advance their agenda.It all started when a Jihad Watch reader in the Sacramento area who is very close to NP3 High School sent me the flier for the day, which read: NP3 Hijab DayJanuary 28, 2015...
  • NP3 High School principal responds to concerns over Hijab Day with smears

    01/30/2015 1:50:30 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 14 replies
    JihadWatch.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    NP3 High School principal responds to concerns over Hijab Day with smears Tom RuttenThe exchange below is yet another example of how one side of the debate about Sharia and jihad is trying to have a rational discussion, while the other responds only with slogans and smears. A woman in California responded to my call yesterday to write to NP3 High School principal Tom Rutten. She then received the email below, which is drearily predictable with its cries of “hate” and lack of specific response to any of the concerns she raised. She kindly forwarded this response to me, and...
  • (from Yesterday) Today is Hijab Day at NP3 High School, a public charter school in Sacramento, Calif

    01/29/2015 3:21:24 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 17 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 28, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    A Jihad Watch reader in the Sacramento area has sent me this flier (click to enlarge), showing that today is NP3 Hijab Day at NP3 High School. NP3 stands for Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep; the school is in the Natomas Unified School District in Sacramento. This all started with a student at NP3 High who is an intern for the Hamas-linked terror organization the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). This student gave a presentation about Islamophobia and Islam at what was a mandatory staff meeting that also included an official CAIR representative. The school then now decided to sponsor an...
  • ISIS executes 5 men because wives weren't wearing proper Islamic headdress

    01/13/2015 3:12:38 PM PST · by Fali_G · 40 replies
    Lisadaftari.com ^ | 01/13/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    The Islamic State reportedly publicly executed five men in Mosul Monday because their wives were not wearing appropriate Islamic head covering, according to Arabic media sources. The jihadi groups Sharia police, or the Hisbah, the individuals entrusted with enforcing their version of Islamic law are ordering women to wear Afghan-inspired hijab, where the entire face is covered except for a slit for the eyes.
  • '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 shes not Muslim. Im wearing it as a sign of solidarity because there are women who do this every day, and theyre 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 Sol, 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, shes 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 students lawsuit against a vocational schools ban on wearing face-covering veils in class. The Bavarian Administrative Court said Friday the schools ban didnt 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 Apples promise to diversify its emoticon options, including figures wearing religious headgear such as the hijab. Its 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 Stockholms 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 todays Muslims. According to a recent Facebook post, a Somali Muslim Minneapolis City Hall worker declared last February 28th Hijab Day at the towns City Hall because he or she wanted to. Thereafter the Muslim worker got the citys 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 dont 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 departments announcement that it has approved an option for employees to wear a police-issued hijab. Its 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 polices Western District building during a graduation ceremony for youth who...