Muslim Nobel Prize Winner Says Wearing Scarf Should Be Woman's Decision

November 25, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: UPI

On November 25, 2004 United Press International reported, "Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, said wearing a headscarf should be left to the discretion of Muslim women. The Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, on a visit to Japan, commented Wednesday on the recent discord in some European countries over Islamic culture. France has banned most religious garb -- including the headscarves -- from public schools."