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Chicago woman wins rights to wear hijab in front of theme park guests
by Manya A. Brachear
Every Muslim-American daughter raised on Disney dreams of becoming a princess. But when that little girl grows up and gets a job at Disneyland, the headscarf prescribed for Muslim women could present a problem.
At least that was the case for Noor Abdallah, 22, of Mundelein, who reached an agreement this week with Disneyland Resort to wear a blue beret atop a company-designed headscarf when selling tickets in a resort box office.
"Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has a long history of accommodating a variety of religious requests from cast members of all faiths, with more than 200 accommodations made over the last three years," Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Suzi Brown said.
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