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Friday, June 9, 2017
High School To Provide Sports Hijabs
(Daily Caller) - Deering High School in Portland, Maine, announced that it would begin providing Muslim girls who play sports hijabs so they can play while still representing their faith, CBS News reported Thursday.
High school officials chose to give all Muslim athletes lightweight sports hijabs in an effort to make them feel more comfortable and increase the overall desire to participate. Asiya, the company that manufactures the headwear, says that the school is the first in the U.S. with whom they have done business.
The idea materialized when the school’s athletic director, Melanie Craig, first heard about the product.
“Our kids know that, when they come through our doors, they’re safe, they’re honored and we honor individuality,” Craig said. “This was one way we could do it.”
Some nations like Saudi Arabia place strict limitations on female Muslim athletes, causing American Muslims to praise this decision as a breakthrough.
Co-captains of the tennis program Liva Pierce and Anaise Manikunda started a fundraiser for the garments, raising more than $800 online and buying a total of 25 hijabs for all Muslim athletes at Deering High.