The hijab is one name for a variety of similar headscarves. It is the most popular veil worn in the West. These veils consist of one or two scarves that cover the head and neck. Outside the West, this traditional veil is worn by many Muslim women in the Arab world and beyond.
Here, a Muslim girl visibly shows her religion by wearing a hijab headscarf. After the 9/11 attacks, many Muslims notably embraced their religion in response to the defamatory statements about their community.
The cover for the Facing History and Ourselves publication, "What Do We Do with a Difference? France and the Debate over Headscarves in Schools," which discusses the French educational philosophy of secularism and immigrant integration, the surge of fundamental Islam, and how these facets have led to a controversy over wearing headscarves in public schools.