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Thumb's up to cross, down to niqab
by Barb Pacholik
Saskatchewan respondents in a recent survey were more likely to support people wearing a nun's habit, a crucifix or the Star of David than the niqab, hijab or a kirpan.
The results don't fit with Labiba Aboguddah's experience as a young Muslim woman born and raised in Regina. "No one ever was rude or made fun of me. I never felt like I don't fit in," said the University of Regina student and a member of the Muslim Students Association.
Aboguddah, of Syrian heritage, wears a hijab or head scarf as part of her Islamic faith and often an abaya, a black, dress-like garment.
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