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A U.S. Immigration First: Sports Hijabs for Female Athletes

Written by Joe Scudder

A high school has acquired sports hijabs to encourage Muslim girls to play sports.

In itself, the sports hijab is not a big deal. It is obvious that public schools should provide reasonable accommodations to people of various religions. But this is bound to raise hackles when we have a ruling class who insists on mass immigration and who cheers the resulting changes in society with the mantra, “diversity is our strength.” These cultural “firsts,” then seem like the implantation of a hostile agenda rather that a reasonable accommodation.

CBS News reports: “Maine high school is apparently first in U.S. to get sports hijabs.

Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off.

Deering High School in Portland, Maine, is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable – and boosting their participation in sports. The lightweight scarves stay put and are less bulky than other hijabs, garments that cover the hair and are worn by many Muslim women to express their faith.

“We’re more confident on the field,” said junior lacrosse player Fadumo Adan. “This one doesn’t fall off. No matter what I do, it won’t fall off.”

Tennis co-captains Liva Pierce and Anaise Manikunda raised more than $800 online to buy the sporty hijabs for their Muslim teammates after the school’s athletic director learned of the product. They solicited private donations to avoid criticism for using taxpayer funds on religious apparel, and ended up with enough to outfit all teams, including lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, softball, field hockey and track.

The high school is believed to be the first in the United States to provide hijabs for Muslim athletes, as opposed to students providing their own headscarves, said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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