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Arab Social Media Debates U.S. Citadel Student Banned from Wearing Muslim Garb

JAFFA, Israel – The decision of the Citadel, a military college in South Carolina, to reject the request of a Muslim woman to wear the hijab, a traditional Muslim headscarf, alongside the school’s uniform, has sparked a heated debate in the Arab world.

The Citadel said that no addition to the standard uniform can be considered, including a hijab. The candidate’s family said they were considering “all legal options,” an advocate of the student told the Washington Post.

Arab social media users were torn between criticism of the college and criticism of the woman who considered studying at a military college.

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