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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Egypt Air stewardesses wearing the hijab

Agence France Press reports that some 250 of the 900 stewardesses on Egypt Air are now wearing the hijab (Hat Tip: MFS - The Other News).
The first flight attendants dressed in the hijab, which mainstream clerics say is mandatory, worked on flights to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Under president Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled in an uprising in early 2011, the hijab was taboo for women in some state institutions such as state television and the national carrier.

But after the election of the Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in June, women in television and EgyptAir campaigned for permission to wear the hijab, like most Muslim women in Egypt.

The company had agreed to allow the stewardesses to wear the hijab after a strike by cabin crews in September that also demanded better pay.

An EgyptAir official said a foreign company has been contracted to design a cap and headscarf for the estimated 250 stewardesses who want to wear the hijab, out of 900 women working for EgyptAir.
Will more incidents like this be next?

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3 Comments:

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Bob said...

That final link seems to be dead.

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Frankly I am astonished there's still a functional Egyptian Air Lines. The country has about 110 days of food remaining, 6 months of currency reserves in total and capital is flying out of the country as fast as those planes can travel. Soon they won't have money to fuel them up, pay their crew or maintain the fleet. But it's all good because there's another aspect of Sharia the New York Times can remind us all to respect. Hijab Flight Attendants...See? They really ARE modern and liberal.....!

 
At 2:52 AM, Blogger debbie said...

Are they going to make the passengers wear them too?

 

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