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Iranian Woman Sets Herself on Fire Over Fear of Jail For Going to a Soccer Game

An Iranian woman, known as “Blue Girl,” who set herself on fire to allegedly protest the jail sentence she received for attempting to watch a football game, also suffered from bipolar disorder, according to her family.

Sahar Khodayari, 29, passed away at a hospital in Tehran on Sept. 9, a week after setting herself ablaze in front of a court in the Iranian capital.

Malaysian Teen’s Fire Rapping in a Hijab Stuns the Internet

After becoming an online sensation in Malaysia last year, hijab-wearing female rapper Noor Ayu Fatini Mohd Bakhari has been soaring in popularity, and now she is hoping to get her voice heard beyond her home country.

Bakhari, who goes by the stage name Bunga, went viral last November 2018 with a video of her rapping at a local competition in Perak, Malaysia, reports the Associated Press.

Muslim Instagrammer in Japan is Taking Hijab Fashion to a Whole New Level

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid, a Muslim Indonesian woman in Japan, is setting the bar high for her impeccable hijab fashion — whether she pairs it with the kimono, regular clothes, or street fashion.

Yazid, an Instagrammer who was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, was not exactly pressured to wear a hijab by her Muslim parents, but she always figured that she would eventually have to wear one someday.

Japanese Company Now Makes Kimonos With Hijabs for Muslim Women

Yumeyakata, a Japanese kimono rental store that caters to foreigners, is now offering wagara hijabs for Muslim women.

Muslim women visiting Kyoto, Japan with plans to rent out kimonos can now fully enjoy the experience with Yumayakata’s wagara hijabs that match their wide selection of traditional Japanese clothes for the price of 300 yen – reduced from its normal price of 500 yen ($2.73, $4.55), according to a press release via Grapee.

Kansas Engineer Reported to FBI After Group Mistakes His Malaysia Flag For ISIS

A Muslim man from Malaysia whose celebration of his country’s independence was reported to the FBI as an ISIS meeting has filed a discrimination lawsuit.

Munir Zanial, an aerospace engineer at Spirit Aerosystems, rented a recreational lake operated by the Spirit Boeing Employees’ Association (SBEA) in September to celebrate Malaysia’s Independence Day and the end of Ramadan.