American Muslim girl picks university that will allow hijab

03.06.2016

A 17-year-old Muslim girl from Florida says she's grateful Vermont's Norwich University has agreed to allow her to wear a headscarf beneath her military uniform so she can achieve her goal of becoming a naval officer.

Sana Hamze had initially hoped to attend The Citadel in South Carolina, but the school would not change its uniform policy to accommodate her headscarf.

Norwich agreed to her request. The "religious headgear" must be in "authorised colours and fabrics that can be covered" by the uniform.

Sana's father, Nezar Hamze, says he's pleased his daughter is being accepted and that she'll be able to practise her faith. Norwich is the nation's oldest private military college and touts itself as the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.    (AP)

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