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 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.
Focusing on the 2004 decision to ban the wearing of traditional Muslim headscarves in public schools, this program shows how the controversy has played out in Dammarie-les-Lys, a racially diverse community.