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- n. A scarf worn over or around the head, often folded and tied.
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- n. A more or less square piece of material worn over the head by women, often to protect the hair, or for religious reasons.
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- n. a kerchief worn over the head and tied under the chin
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A third photo shows a soldier posing in what appears to be a Palestinian kitchen where a women wearing a headscarf is cooking.
Heba Abbasi, 31, a faithful young Muslim in her snug black headscarf, is a Chicago inner-city public school teacher, a fitness trainer, a Palestinian-American wife with an equally observant mosque-going Indian-American husband.
On the one hand, the Directorate promotes the idea that the headscarf is a religious obligation.
“The headscarf is a symbol of purity and worth,” says Malika Omarova, head of the Union of Chechen Women in Grozny.
CLEVELAND RNS Northeast Ohio native Suhad Hasan says neither her Muslim faith nor her headscarf should be an issue where she works.
She said using the headscarf was a way of covering up a bad hair day.
But now, “the headscarf is a symbol of purity and worth,” says Malika Omarova, head of theUnion of Chechen Women in Grozny.
The ban, issued Sunday by the Education Ministry, does not affect the hijab, or headscarf, which is far more common in Syria than the niqab's billowing black robes.
He says husbands and fathers often assert their familial dominance by insisting that wives and daughters wear the headscarf, which is seen as a political statement in support of the government.
The importance of allowing the headscarf, which is hardly a dagger, is to show that we will not equate being religious with being violent.