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Morocco hijab ban
Several schools and businesses in
Morocco have banned female students and women from wearing headscarves,
Islamic newspaper al-Tajdid has said.
The newspaper, which is the mouthpiece of the Islamic Justice and
Development Party, said since the September 11 attacks and the May 2003
attacks in Casablanca many women wearing the hijab have been sent home
Moroccan girls who wish to attend military academies, become air
hostesses or join the police force "have certain
rules imposed on them which do not leave open the possibility of wearing
the headscarf", wrote the paper on Wednesday.
It cited several cases of women who were sent home from work or not
allowed to attend higher education institutions "for the simple reason
that they wore a headscarf".
One student at the prestigious Ecole Muhammadia school of engineering
"only wears her headscarf outside the school,
fearing she will be expelled", said the paper.
It condemned the alleged bans, recalling that Morocco's "constitution
says that Islam is the official religion and the kingdom recognises
human rights as they are recognised on an international scale".
Aljazeera.net contacted the Moroccan interior ministry to comment on the
accusations, but no one was available to respond.
Since the Casablanca attacks in 2003, which killed 45 people, the
Moroccan government has been accused of human rights abuses in cracking
down on Islamist dissent.
18 JUNE, 2004
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