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Singapore allows hijab for Muslim nurses in public healthcare

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday announced that female Muslim staff in Singapore’s public healthcare, including nurses, are allowed to wear hijab or “tudung” as an add-on to their uniforms starting November. He noted that wearing tudung became increasingly important for the Muslim community, and for many Muslim women it is an important part of their faith and expression …

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Meet Britain’s first female Muslim football referee

Jawahir Roble is a a Somali-born British football referee and the UK’s first female Muslim official [Jawahir Roble/provided] Jawahir “JJ” Roble is so dedicated to her career as a football referee she has “cut down” on her consumption of chicken nuggets in favour of “good food, like avocados.” It is, apparently, a hardship for the 26-year-old. It is this type …

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20-year-old Palestinian girl becomes youngest Doctor in the World

Iqbal-Al-Assaad became the world’s youngest doctor. She started Medical School when she was only 14 years old and completed at the age of 20. She grew up in Bar Elias, a small village in the Bekaa valley, after her parents arrived in Lebanon.  At the age of 12, she topped in her class during her high school education. By the …

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Sweden stirs debate with women-only swimming, in nod to Muslims

MODELS OF THOUGHT As Muslims become a larger part of Swedish society, some municipal pools are offering women-only swimming to accommodate the new arrivals. But while well intended, the new policy is bumping up against Swedish ideals of equality. By Elisabeth Braw, Correspondent MALMÖ, SWEDEN — On the face of it, the decision to offer special women's swimming hours at the …

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