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|Board officials met Friday to discuss the fate of suspended sixth-grader Nashala "Tallah" Hern, who was asked to leave school in the eastern Oklahoma town of Muskogee on October 1 because she refused to remove her head scarf, called a "hijab."|
|Originally posted by dentente
That's just plain old wrong. If a child can wear a crucifix or Star of David then the headcovering should be allowed as should the Yarmulke.
|Originally posted by Potty Diva
Gee, another toughy.
If the public school doesn't allow Christian prayer, then it should not allow anything religion, including hijab. But if other children can come to school with symbols of their religion, then hijab should be allowed.
|Originally posted by PinkSunfish
MirandaW: there are special police turbans as well. They have the black and white checked pattern running around them like the helmets and hats do. Also from last year female Muslim police officers are allowed to wear police hijab.
There are pictures of the police turbans and the police hijab as part of this BBC article.
Potty Diva: As far as I know, whether or not the hijab covers the face is dependent on the individual, her country of origin and her own personal interpretation of the dress codes.
|Originally posted by mahdokht
HVL, please note that there are plenty of young women ( I was one of them) who wear hijab in high school or elementary school because they want to and not because anyone, male or female forces them to. In fact, I have known far more young women who had to fight with families who were against hijab than those who wore it because they were forced to. I'm not sure what you were sharing with that anecdote, but, in my experience it isn't representative of all or even most Muslim women.
|Originally posted by MirandaW
I wish my own supposedly tolerant country actually crossed the bridge into acceptance.
|Administrators at the girls' high school, in Aubervilliers outside Paris, said the headscarves were ostentatious symbols of religion.|
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