First it was Qatar getting the world cup in 2022 now it appears that one of the FIFA vice presidents thinks it is time to remove the hijab ban.
Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, a FIFA vice president thinks it should be removed because there are safe ways to wear the hijab. You can find more about the article in thestar article here.
The problem is for some countries this is religion being pushed on other people. What is next, other countries taking advantage of this head gear allowance and people will be able to wear beanies and say this is their religion like saying they are Pastafarians for the religion the flying spaghetti monster.
In France the hijab-veil has been banned and certainly if a game was in France they wouldn't be able to wear the hijab because they would be breaking the law.
Apparantly the ban has already been in place for 5 years. The game of football is a world sport and it shouldn't be used as a tool to promote politics or religion and FIFA has their own rules about having politicians interfere with the national football clubs. Clearly this is a big conflict of interest and one has to wonder if money is involved in these decisions.
In France which is starting to become a more muslim country the veil is already starting to divide the population.