Profile: Dutch Turkish Woman No Longer Wears Hijab

November 24 2010

Radio Netherlands Worldwide provides a feature article this week profiling Turkish woman Semra Celebi’s decision to stop wearing a hijab. Celebi, who recently started a facebook page called “I took off my hijab” has been wearing a headscarf since she was two. Of her decision, she says, “It no longer suited the way I saw my religion. I don’t need it to be a good Muslim… It is part of my identity and I wore it for 16 years. I was afraid of how people would react”.