Barbie will wear hijab
THE maker of the Barbie doll has revealed plans to sell a doll modelled on an Olympic fencer in the US who competed while wearing a hijab.
Mattel Inc. has created a doll inspired by Ibtihaj Muhammad. She became the first American to compete at the Olympics wearing a hijab, and won a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Rio Games.
On its website, Mattel said the new Barbie is “inspiration for countless little girls who never saw themselves represented in sports and culture,” adding it hopes the doll “shows girls they can be anything.”