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Al Jazeera TV focus on Irish family who want hijab in schools

By Claire Murphy Al Jazeera 

The plight of 14 year-old Shekinah Egan who wants to wear the hijab at school in Gorey has been featured by Al Jazeera's English channel. (Picture posed)

The plight of 14 year-old Shekinah Egan who wants to wear the hijab at school in Gorey has been featured by Al Jazeera’s English channel. 

ARABIC news network Al Jazeera has taken an active interest in the plight of an Irish girl who wants to wear a religious headscarf to school.

The Egan family from Wexford, who were caught up in the row over the wearing of the hijab in Irish schools have been featured on the Al Jazeera English channel.

Liam and his wife Beverley requested that their 14-year-old daughter, Shekinah Egan, be allowed to wear the religious headdress to Gorey Community School last September, sparking debate on the issue.

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