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Muslim pupils diverge on hijab



The controversy surrounding the Azalea Middle school student who wears the hijab demonstrated the problems that can result from prejudice or a lack of understanding about religious freedom. Today’s article provides the views of other Muslim pupils on the wearing of the hijab. What information could be provided in the Times about this particular situation at Azalea Middle School that would bring greater understanding to the students, teachers, administrators and families involved?

If you were an advice columnist for the Times and one of the players in this event had written you asking for guidance about their situation, how would you respond? Write a question from one of the people mentioned in the series of articles about this situation and then your response in the comments section below.

Here are links to today's and earlier articles if you want to revisit them before you post your advice.\

Muslim pupils diverge on hijab (Nov. 15)

Harassment of Muslim sixth-grader is deplored (Nov. 13)

Wilcox vows to investigate (Nov. 14)

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:43am]


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