Hijab: a symbol of fashion, freedom and respect

The use of hijab is growing in Indonesia, where the head covering can communicate fashion sense as well as faith.

By Cempaka Kaulika for Khabar Southeast Asia in Bandung, West Java

July 09, 2012


Do you support campaigns by vigilante groups such as FPI to crack down on bars and restaurants that they believe are violating Islamic norms?

Photo Essay

Members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) attend a 2010 rally in front of Indonesia's constitutional court as it debates a law on blasphemy. The FPI, a hardline group known for its vigilante-style attacks on businesses and individuals, has been accused of undermining democracy and rule of law in Indonesia. [Adek Berry/AFP]

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