The Price a woman had to pay to wear hijab

Noura Janan is a woman who wears the hijab was quoted on a Turkish television channel saying: “If something happens to me I will say that I love Imam Khomeini but not Attaturk.” This enraged the secularist groups of the country.

noura bazirgan

Raja News narrated from Fars News that Upok News (a Turkish news agency) made a detailed report about this woman.

Who is Noura Janan Bazirgan?

At the beginning Turkish media claimed that Noura Janan Bazirgan was a university student who got into trouble because she protected her hijab. But if one takes a step back they will come across important information.

 When Mrs. Bazirgan did this she was escorted out of the university by police and sentenced to six months in jail. Noura Janan Bazirgan miscarraiged because of the blows that she recieved by the police. Finally, she sought refuge in Canada. She is the first woman to recieve jail time for wearing Islamic clothing in Turkey.

full article: http://www.insight-info.com

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1 Comment

  1. January 5, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I think this incident will a have a big impact with regards to how we should judge the people around us. Although it’s true that we have to be vigilant at all times, it’s still not an excuse to misjudge other people. Hope this won’t happen again.


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