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World Hijab Day

That the Parliament recognises that 1 February marks World Hijab Day, which aims to tackle Islamophobia and misconceptions about Islam; understands that Scotland’s ambassadors to this movement work toward a more cohesive and comprehensive society; congratulates the voluntary community group, Al Masaar, which promotes positive community relations, on its hard work and effort in raising awareness in the Falkirk area; notes that it held its third annual hijab stall at the Howgate Shopping Centre on 26 January 2019, which was an informal platform for members of the public to learn more about the hijab, including that it is not a tool of oppression and that it is more than just a head covering, where modesty and humility should be applied to actions and behaviours to men and women; believes that these principles are the basis of all religion and are common ground to celebrate Scotland's diverse and rich multicultural communities, and welcomes such opportunities to help society move away from discrimination and racism.

Supported by: Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Pauline McNeill, Richard Lyle, Rona Mackay, Anas Sarwar, Gordon MacDonald, Bob Doris, Angela Constance, Clare Adamson, David Torrance, Fulton MacGregor, Jenny Gilruth, Maureen Watt, Neil Findlay, Tom Arthur

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