• Orange headscarves for Dutch Muslims in Haarlem

    by  • April 24, 2009 • Gender Issues and the Hijab/Burqa

    Muslim women in Haarlem will celebrate Queen’s Day in Dutch style this year. A group of students plan to hand out 5,000 orange headscarves on April 30th, to promote tolerance in the Netherlands. The orange headscarves allow Muslim women to express their loyalty to their faith, as well as to the queen. Two students initiated the action, and were annoyed by the rabble rousing in politics and society over the garment, and suggested finding a common symbol to merge together.

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