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    First Muslim Girl wearing hijab in British parliament

    A 16-year-old girl is thought to have become the first person to speak from the House of Commons dispatch box in the British parliament while wearing a hijab, The Times newspaper reported Saturday. Sumaiya Karim a biology, chemistry, history and maths student, was speaking as the Youth Parliament held its annual session in the lower houseĀ“s chamber, where Britain’s MP’s gather. Karim, from Buckingham, west of London, said: “Wearing the hijab was my own choice.” British ministers and opposition shadow…

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