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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Muslin is a fabric. (The word traces back to Mosul, Iraq, and has no etymological connection to ‘Muslim.’) Just to confuse things, the veil or hijab worn by devout muslim women is often a piece of muslin, making this common substitution especially eggcornish when adjacent to talk of women and their veils.
The word “hijab” is also frequently used specifically to mean a headscarf worn by a Muslin woman.
Florida recently allowed a Muslin woman to have her driver’s license photo done with her hijab on.
Every girl who claims to be a muslin MUST wear the hijab…www.ukipforum.co.uk/search. php?search_author=Carl+Faulkner
Also vice versa. In Mothercare a sales assistant showed me the “muslim squares”.