Friday, October 21, 2005
Tajikistan has banned the hijab from secular public schools. I don't know enough about Tajikistan to find the proper context for this, but the article calls it a "symbol" which I don't think is really accurate. For many Muslims, it's a religious modesty requirement. The Minister of Education is also worried about the effects of religion on secular education in a way I find rather amusing given the way those debates run in this country.