Posted October 05, 2018 08:24:47 The idea that people should be required to wear a hijab at all is not new.
While it has existed in Muslim countries for centuries, it has never been mandatory in the West.
In Canada, the hijab is still a cultural norm, but the concept has been controversial.
As part of the project, CBC’s The Early Edition series looked at the history of the hijab and what it means to Canadians.
The first segment explored the hijab’s origins and its history in Canada.
In the second, we looked at how the hijab has become an issue in Western countries, and how the world is reacting to it.
To learn more about the history and the role of the niqab in Canadian society, listen to the full episode below:The story of the scarf is one of many that we’re telling in The Early Editions.
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