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
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.
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.
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Labels: EgyptAir, hijab, Islam