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Cherin Awad, known for her work on a controversial Sveriges Television (SVT) programme, may well become the first practising attorney in Sweden to wear a headscarf.

Awad gained notoriety recently for refusing to shake hands with Aftonbladet newspaper columnist Carl Hamilton in an episode of SVT's Halal TV, which features three young women born and raised in Sweden, but who have roots in different countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

While she thinks it's a shame that most Swedes likely recognize her from the much-discussed handshake incident, she remains steadfast in her belief that, as a practising Muslim, she shouldn't make physical contact with people of the opposite sex.


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