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Miss Universe: 'Wearing a hijab is a personal choice'

India's Miss Universe says Muslim women should be allowed to choose whether to wear a hijab and that no one should decide for them.

Miss Universe: 'Wearing a hijab is a personal choice'player

Jewish teacher accused of forcibly removing a student’s hijab at NJ school

Jewish teacher at a New Jersey public school was accused of pulling a hijab off of a 7-year-old girl.

NJ: Jewish teacher accused of forcibly removing student’s hijab

No Hijab Day: February 1st

Yasmine unveils No Hijab Day contra to World Hijab Day. Monireh, from Iranian prison: “If we get arrested, will you be our voice?" Op-ed.

No Hijab Day: February 1st

Quebec bans kippahs, turbans, hijabs for public workers

Secularism law bans teachers, judges, police officers, others, from wearing religious symbols including kippahs, turbans, hijabs at work.

Quebec bans kippahs, turbans, hijabs for public workers

New Quebec bill would ban religious symbols

Canadian province of Quebec introduces bill that bans some public employees from wearing religious symbols at work, including kippahs.

New Quebec bill would ban religious symbols

French sports retailer won't sell hijab

French sportswear retailer Decathlon scraps plans to sell hijab for women runners in France following public outcry.

French sports retailer won't sell hijab

French Muslim singer leaves 'The Voice' after anti-Israel posts

Viral media sensation forced to step down after extremist anti-Israel social media posts exposed. 'Israelis are war criminals.'

French Muslim singer leaves 'The Voice' after anti-Israel posts

Iran arrests dozens of women as anti-hijab protests heat up

Revolutionary Guards say 29 women arrested for unveiling themselves in protest of modesty laws.

Iran arrests dozens of women as anti-hijab protests heat up

Hijab-wearing model quits L'Oreal campaign over anti-Semitism

First hijab-wearing model to appear in L'Oreal haircare campaign pulls out from campaign after old anti-Israel tweets exposed.

Hijab-wearing model quits L'Oreal campaign over anti-Semitism

Barbie now wears a hijab

Mattell unveils hijab-wearing Barbie honoring American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Barbie now wears a hijab

Bar Ilan co-ed thrown out of class for refusing to remove hijab

Lecturer removes student from classroom for refusing to remove Islamic head-covering. University says lecturer's behavior 'unacceptable.'

Bar Ilan co-ed thrown out of class for refusing to remove hijab

'Before wearing a hijab, I was just an ordinary white girl'

Anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour caught admitting she only wears a hijab in order to be considered a 'person of color.'

'Before wearing a hijab, I was just an ordinary white girl'player

Top European court: Employers allowed to ban headscarves

ECJ rules that an employer has the right to forbid employees from wearing visible religious symbols.

Top European court: Employers allowed to ban headscarves

Nike to release sport hijabs

Nike sportswear will now have a hijab section for Muslim women.

Nike to release sport hijabs player

Watch: High school students wear hijab for a day

Students at Illinois high school declare solidarity with Muslim community, don traditional Muslim garb.

Watch: High school students wear hijab for a dayplayer

Israel's unusual goodwill ambassador

Sandra Salomon, niece of Arafat's close aide, was born in Ramallah but later converted to Christianity and champions Israel in Canada.

Israel's unusual goodwill ambassador

Women threaten to boycott championship

Women threaten to boycott World Championship after Iran announces they must wear hijab.

Women threaten to boycott championship

US military college denies request to wear a hijab

Citadel military school says newly-accepted student cannot wear a hijab with her uniform. Family is considering legal action.

US military college denies student’s request to wear a hijab

French women's minister calls hijabs 'slavery'

Women's rights minister compares Muslim women in headscarf to 'negroes who supported slavery,' gets social media backlash.

French women's rights minister calls hijabs 'slavery'

New York school holds World Hijab Day

Parents were not informed in advance, and many were angry. Experts say that the hijab is actually not an Islamic requirement.

New York school holds World Hijab Day

Tajik police shave 13,000 beards to fight religion

Secular regime's law enforcement services convinced 1,700 women and girls to stop wearing headscarves.

Tajik police shave 13,000 beards to fight religion

Iranian actress forced to flee to Dubai over hijab

Iran's ministry of culture targets Sadaf Taherian over bareheaded social media photos, exposes actress to public abuse.

Iranian actress forced to flee to Dubai over hijab

Iranian Women Fined $260 for 'Bad Hijabs'

Two women given fine worth month's salary for 'bad hijabs,' highlighting harsh Islamic law of Iran where the headscarves are mandatory.

Iranian Women Fined $260 for 'Bad Hijabs'

Iran Rejects Controversial Hijab Law

Iran rejects draft law that would give greater powers to Iran's police to enforce women's compulsory wearing of a face veil.

Iran Rejects Controversial Hijab Law

Asia's Olympic Chief Calls for Hijab to be Allowed

Asia's Olympic chief urges all sports to let women wear hijab headscarf, after Qatar's basketball team quits Asian Games in fury.

Asia's Olympic Chief Calls for Hijab to be Allowed

FIBA Allows Muslim Religious Head Coverings

International basketball's governing body to allow players to wear hijabs and turbans on a trial basis.

FIBA Allows Muslim Religious Head Coverings

French Court Upholds Firing of Veiled Muslim

A Paris appeals court upholds right of kindergarten to fire Muslim who insisted on wearing hijab headscarf.

French Court Upholds Firing of Muslim Woman Over Headscarf

Violence Spreads over Face Veil Ban in France

At least 20 cars were torched and four people arrested in a second night of rioting after French police enforced a ban on the face veil.

Violence Spreads over Face Veil Ban in France

Clashes in France Over Enforcing Veil Ban

At least five people were injured when a mob rioted in a Paris suburb over enforcement of the ban on full-face veils in France

Clashes in France Over Enforcing Veil Ban

Rowhani Welcomes Facebook, Rejects Segregation

Iran's president-elect expresses progressive views about civil liberties, freedom of expression and the internet.

Rowhani Welcomes Facebook, Rejects Segregation

Court: Dismissal Over Muslim Veil 'Discriminatory'

French court ruled that Muslim woman who was fired for wearing Islamic headscarf at work was unfairly dismissed on basis of religion.

Top French Court Rules Dismissal Over Veil 'Discriminatory'

Jordan Bank Fires Woman Who Eschewed Hijab

A Christian woman in Jordan was fired from her position when she refused to adopt Islamic dress as a part of a bank uniform

Jordan Bank Fires Christian Woman Who Eschewed Hijab

Canada Bans Face Coverings for Citizenship Oath

Canada has banned the wearing of face coverings - including the burqa or hijab - during the citizenship oath.

Canada Bans Face Coverings for Citizenship Oath

Veiled Woman Running Against Sarkozy

A woman who openly wears an Islamic face-veil in defiance of a French-ban will challenge Nicolas Sarkozy for the Presidency next year.

Veiled Woman Running Against Sarkozy

Ahmadinejad in ‘War of the Veil’ in Iran

Ahmadinejad causes an uproar in Iran, angering religious clerics and appealing to women’s support in his attacks on the Muslim veil.

Ahmadinejad Seeks Women’s Support in the ‘War of the Veil’

‘Ban the Burqa’ in Italy

Italy follows France and Belgium and drafts a law banning the Muslim ’burqa’ veil in public. Terrorists threaten Belgium for the ban.

‘Ban the Burqa’ Muslim Veil Trend Spreads to Italy

Italy Moves Toward Niqab Ban

An Italian parliamentary commission approved a draft law banning veils in public; vote after summer recess.

Italy Takes Step Towards Niqab Ban

Syria Bans Face-Coverings

Syria has banned Islamic face-coverings for university women. Middle East expert Dr. David Bukai says Israel should do the same.

Syria Bans Face-Coverings in Universities

Fear of Muslims Nixes Paris Fete

An outdoor "Sausage and Booze" party in Paris has been banned by French police, who believe local Muslims will become enraged - and violent.

Paris Police Scrap "Sausage and Booze" Fearing Muslim Response

FIFA Reverses Hijab Ban

The FIFA Olympic football federation has reversed a ruling that banned Iranian women from wearing the hijab Muslim hair covering in competitions.

FIFA Reverses Hijab Ban After Iranian Protest