A Closer Look at FIFA's Hijab Ban: What it Means for Muslim Players and Lessons Learned

  title={A Closer Look at FIFA's Hijab Ban: What it Means for Muslim Players and Lessons Learned},
  author={Awista Ayub},
  journal={SAIS Review of International Affairs},
  pages={43 - 50}
  • Awista Ayub
  • Published 14 April 2011
  • Education
  • SAIS Review of International Affairs
The debate about the hijab (headscarf) and what place it has in the athletic arena for Muslim female athletes is a fairly new one, and one that the International Sports Federations (IF) have been forced to address in recent years as more young Muslim women around the world choose to participate in athletics. Yet, with that increase also comes controversy as sports governing bodies are forced to evaluate their own rules in order to determine if wearing a hijab is acceptable in their game, and… 
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