|Home | Articles | News | Blog | About | Mailing List | Resources | Prominent Islamists | Middle East Forum | Keep Us Informed | Donate|
Quebec soccer body awaits directives before lifting head-scarf ban
by Jane Switzer
Despite receiving a nudge from Canada's national soccer body to lift its ban on the hijab, the Quebec Soccer Federation says it will uphold the restriction until international guidelines are released in October.
"We're waiting for the model that [the International Football Association Board] will decide," QSF spokesperson Michel Dugas said.
On July 6, the IFAB overturned its own ban on players wearing head scarves, instituted in 2007, for a trial period until designs, colours and materials are established at the organization's annual general meeting in October. The organization said on its website that "there is no medical literature concerning injuries as a result of wearing a head scarf."
Note: The content of external articles does not necessarily reflect the views of Islamist Watch.