Hijabi self-defense courses


Le Monde

As a response to the growing tide of attacks against Muslim women wearing the headscarf (hijab) in France, the Muslim cultural association “Des racines” (Roots) announced to offer self-defence courses to Muslim women in three areas of Reims. The president of the association, Nadia Tara, proclaims that “this project is a response to the aggressions against women with headscarfs.” The move follows several attacks this summer against Muslim women wearing headscarves. Reims, however, is described as a rather peaceful city in regards to inter-communal relations unlike the suburbs of Paris.