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FEATURE -Job or hijab? Singapore debates ban on Islamic veil at work

Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Every day before she starts her shift at a government hospital in Singapore, Farah removes her hijab – the Islamic veil she has worn since a teenager.

Although minority Muslim women can freely wear the hijab in most settings in Singapore, some professions bar the headscarf – and a recent case has triggered fresh debate on diversity and discrimination in the workplace.

Now Farah has joined a growing number of Muslims – who account for about 15% of Singapore’s 4 million resident population – calling for the ban to end, with an online petition gathering more than 50,000 signatures.

“They told me I can’t work here if I wear the tudung,” said Farah, using the local Malay term for hijab, as she recounts her job interview two years ago for a physiotherapist position.

“I felt a sense

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‘If Sikhs can wear turban, why can’t Muslims wear hijab’; Singapore debates ban on Islamic veil at workplace : The Tribune India

September 21

Every day before she starts her shift at a government hospital in Singapore, Farah removes her hijab — the Islamic veil she has worn since a teenager.

Although minority Muslim women can freely wear the hijab in most settings in Singapore, some professions bar the headscarf – and a recent case has triggered fresh debate on diversity and discrimination in the workplace.

Now Farah has joined a growing number of Muslims – who account for about 15 per cent of Singapore’s four million resident population – calling for the ban to end, with an online petition gathering more than 50,000 signatures.

“They told me I can’t work here if I wear the tudung,” said Farah, using the local Malay term for hijab, as she recounts her job interview two years ago for a physiotherapist position.

“I felt a sense of helplessness, it’s unfair. Why has the tudung become

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Job or hijab? Singapore debates ban on Islamic veil at work

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Every day before she starts her shift at a government hospital in Singapore, Farah removes her hijab – the Islamic veil she has worn since a teenager.

Although minority Muslim women can freely wear the hijab in most settings in Singapore, some professions bar the headscarf – and a recent case has triggered fresh debate on diversity and discrimination in the workplace.

Now Farah has joined a growing number of Muslims – who account for about 15% of Singapore’s 4 million resident population – calling for the ban to end, with an online petition gathering more than 50,000 signatures.

“They told me I can’t work here if I wear the tudung,” said Farah, using the local Malay term for hijab, as she recounts her job interview two years ago for a physiotherapist position.

“I felt a sense of helplessness, it’s unfair. Why has the tudung become

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Islamic Veil Debate in France: Minister Calls on Students to Dress ‘in a Republican Way’

French student union leader Maryam Pougetoux. (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Paris (CNSNews.com) – A long running debate in France over the wearing of religious garb – especially traditional Muslim headwear for women – has been reignited by several recent incidents, prompting the country’s education minister to urge students to dress “in a republican way” at high school or college.

Jean-Michel Blanquer was responding to a television interviewer’s question about appropriate dress for schools, although the incident that brought the issue back into the spotlight involved a visit by a hijab-wearing Muslim student to parliament last week.

Maryam Pougetoux, a 21-year-old student and vice-president of the UNEF student trade union, had been invited to address lawmakers about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people, but her wearing of a veil sparked dismay in some quarters, with several lawmakers – representing both the Republican party and President Emmanuel

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