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AUSTRALIAN WOMEN EMBRACE THE HIJAB

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    AUSTRALIAN WOMEN EMBRACE THE HIJAB Rachel Morris, Daily Telegraph, 2/16/04 http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp? sectionid=1260&storyid=903221 More
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      AUSTRALIAN WOMEN EMBRACE THE HIJAB
      Rachel Morris, Daily Telegraph, 2/16/04
      http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?
      sectionid=1260&storyid=903221

      More young Sydney women are choosing to wear the hijab, or head
      scarf, to show pride in their religion and encourage others to
      understand Islam rather than fear it.

      At a time when the wearing of the veil has come under intense attack
      in Europe, Muslim women in Sydney are taking up the practice in
      unprecedented numbers.

      Shops and internet sites selling the hijab have reported a spike in
      sales in recent months.

      The shift in visibility of Muslim women in post-"war on terror"
      Australian society has also led to the introduction of a magazine
      aimed at twenty-something Muslim women, featuring fashion articles
      and cooking tips.

      Nineteen-year-old student Feda Abdo said more of her friends were
      choosing to identify their religion...

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