The mayor who wears a hijab

Source: BBC

By Fahima Abdulrahman


This is Cllr Rakhia Ismail. She’s the UK’s first Somali-born female mayor and is thought to be the first mayor to wear a hijab.

Cllr Ismail was chosen as the new mayor for Islington, north London – a mostly ceremonial role – on 16 May.

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