22 December 2009

Montreal: Sports hijab helps girls make the team

Controversy has erupted at recent amateur sporting events in Canadian cities over the wearing of the hijab by young female athletes. Newspaper reports tell stories of soccer teams forfeiting the right to play because of the coach’s refusal to withdraw hijab-wearing team members. In another instance, young champions of tae kwan do were ejected from a martial arts tournament for the same reason.