Muslim Girl Shaves Head to Beat Headscarf Ban

October 2, 2004

Source: BBC News

On October 2, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A 15-year-old girl has beaten the ban on headscarves in French schools by shaving off her hair. Cennet Doganay was banned from classes for wearing a headscarf after a law preventing kids from wearing religious signs in schools came in. 'I will respect both French law and Muslim law by taking off what I have on my head and not showing my hair,' said Cennet, whose school is in Strasbourg."