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Basketball: FIBA allows religious head coverings on trial basis

International governing body votes for two-year testing phase that would let players, including Muslims and Sikhs, “maintain their beliefs.”

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Source: thestar.com

International basketball’s governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.

FIBA’s central board met over the weekend at the men’s world cup and voted to allow a two-year testing phase that would let players wear head coverings.

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ISIS is a betrayal of Islam

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Sourcehttp://www.thestar.com/

The Muslim world’s moral censure alone won’t shake the barbarous grip that Al Qaeda-affiliated extremists have over wide swaths of Syria and Iraq. Their self-declared “Islamic State caliphate” has some 10,000 motivated fighters, guns, foreign backers and money to burn. Like Al Qaeda, they will not be easy to uproot and destroy.

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