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Egyptian Women's Hijab Dilemma: To Wear or Not to Wear

Many Muslim women in Egypt wear the hijab by choice. For them, it represents piety - and in Egypt, religion is in fashion.   “I wear it to get closer to God and make Him happy in whatever way I can,” says Mai Hisham, a recent college graduate. “But also it makes me feel more sophisticated and look more mature in public.”     Other Egyptian women say their relationship with their headscarves is complex. What is simpler, they say, is their fight for the right to wear what...

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