More Than Just a Game: The Right to Wear a Scarf and Play Sports

Yet another Muslim woman has been denied the right to play sports while wearing a headscarf.Last summer, a young Swiss Muslimah from Luzern, Surah al Shawk (pictured left), attracted the attention of the Northeastern Swtizerland Basketball Association, ProBasket, when she started playing in second division games in Luzern. Unfortunately, it wasn't her amazing skills on the court that grabbed their attention--it was her headscarf. Her veil had never caused any problems at the community level, … [Read more...]