Police Officers In Scotland & Canada Can Now Wear Hijabs

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Scotland and Canada will allow police officers to wear hijabs on the job in a bid to attract more Muslim women to join their forces.

Both countries announced their policy changes this week amid controversy over a French town’s ban on burkinis, which was overturned by the country’s highest administrative court on Friday.

Scotland police said in a statement it hoped the policy change “will contribute to making our staff mix more diverse and adds to the life skills, experiences and personal qualities that our officers and staff bring to policing the communities of Scotland.”

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