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Running up and down the basketball court, eighth-grader Muna Mohamed couldn't shake the thought: Was her loosely wrapped hijab going to fall off in front of her male coach?

Many Muslim females cover all but their faces in front of men in public, which can make running, jumping and other physical activities difficult. Headdresses routinely come undone, traditional clothing can rip, and girls often trip over their long dresses.

One solution for Mohamed and other Muslim girls in Minneapolis was to go to girls-only sessions at the gym of the Brian Coyle Community Center in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.


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