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New Zealand Introduces Hijabs Into Official Police Uniform

NZ Police
November 28, 2020

New Zealand’s national police service has added a “specially designed hijab” to its official uniform in an effort to match the demographics of the community, reduce crime and allow Muslim officers to serve while appropriately meeting their personal needs.

The hijab, a head covering worn in public by some Muslim women, was added to the official uniform register after consultations with recent police college graduate, Zeena Ali. Ali, a Muslim woman, decided to join the police force in the aftermath of the 2019 Christchurch Mosque terror attacks, in which 51 people were killed across two mass shootings.

Read more: New Zealand Introduces Hijabs Into Official Police Uniform (globalcitizen.org)

See also: New Zealand Police Introduce Hijab to their Official Uniform(vice.com)

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