Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dutch design challenges Fifa's football hijab ban

New design of Hijab for Muslim Girls

A Dutch designer has created a hijab aimed at convincing the world football governing body Fifa to overturn its ban on women wearing headscarves on the pitch.
Players were prevented from wearing the hijab at top levels of the game for safety reasons, and because of rules stating that religious symbols were not allowed.
Critics say the ban promotes inequality at the highest level of the world's most popular game.
The hijab designer Cindy van den Bremen says the hijab's design makes it safe and comfortable:

"What makes Capsters unique is the ready-made design, so you don't need knots or pins to tie it around your head. And it's made in stretchable materials so it's a very comfortable hijab." 
Read more: BBC News


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