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To some it is a symbol of faith and freedom, a celebration of multicultural Britain, and even a fashion statement. But for others, it entrenches divisions and plays on the insecurities of an already-marginalised community.

A "poppy hijab" designed to commemorate their co-religionists who fought for the country is splitting opinion among British Muslims.

Paper lapel poppies are traditionally worn by many people in the UK in the run-up to November 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I, in memory of those who fought and died for Britain in both world wars and subsequent conflicts.


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