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Topic Reading-Vol.2104-1/14/2018

Dear MEL Topic Readers,
The sports hijab dividing opinions
Niki is, arguably, the most influential sports brand in the world, if not the most represented. So, a debut of their new brand line is always paid great attention not only by sports athletes but also fashion-conscious consumers around the world. Last year, they unveiled the Pro Hijab, the first of that kind marketed by a major brand specifically for Muslim women. It is designed to reduce practical difficulties of wearing religious clothing while exercising or competing.
After all, sports shouldn’t be exclusive to anyone who is able to perform or just to watch. Even the fiercely divided two Koreas can be united for sports occasions like Olympic games. Also, as one of the Muslim athletes says, sports doesn’t tell racial, religious or sexual orientation but shows the talent of the athlete. Those athletes hope that this new sports apparel line marks a good start to eliminate divisions and barriers for Muslim women.
Enjoy reading and learn equal opportunities mean to Muslim women.

This topic was covered in Vol.1796 on Mar.12, 2017, mainly about Nike’s announcement.

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