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I was told I'd have to wear a hijab, I said 'I don't think so': Today programme's first Muslim presenter on why she won't wear the veil
by Tom Gardner
The first Muslim journalist to present Radio 4's flagship current affairs programme has vowed never to wear a veil.
Mishal Husain - who joined the Today programme this morning - recalled the moment she was accosted by a fellow Muslim while boarding a train who told her she will soon have to adopt the face covering hijab.
She said: 'He complimented me on my work and then said, "But you'll have to wear a hijab one day." "I don't think so," I replied.'
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