Catherine Beauvais-St-Pierre, chairman of the Alliance des professeures et professeurs de Montréal, a professional trade union that represents teachers in the city, told reporters that the two Muslim teachers,whose names were withheld, were told by the school boards to “remove their headscarves or face dismissal.”
You may never have heard of Saba Kord-Afshari, but the 20-year-old Iranian woman was sentenced to 24 years in prison by the Islamic Republic of Iran on Monday for the crime of defying the country’s ‘hijab law’ that forbids all women in Iran from displaying their uncovered head in public.
HALIFAX, NS — Members of Halifax’s Muslim community are confronting misconceptions about their faith by holding an information session about the hijab this weekend.
Anyone who stops by the Halifax Central Library for “Hijab Day” on Saturday will be invited to try one on.
“Dr. Abdelkader Tayebi, imam for the Ummah Mosque in Halifax says “It’s being seen as something imported from outside, from the Middle East, whereas it is now a Canadian thing.”