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Azerbaijanis Defend Hijab During Ashura


Azerbaijanis Defend Hijab During Ashura
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Thousands of people gathered in the Azerbaijani town of Nardaran on December 16 for the Shi'ite religious festival of Ashura. Addressing the large crowd, religious leaders spoke out against a recent government ruling forbidding girls from wearing the Muslim hijab in school, chanting "We'd sooner die than give up the hijab!"

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