Popular magazine Sports Illustrated has announced a historic decision to feature a model dressed in a hijab and a burkini ( A swimsuit worn by a section of Muslim women).
The decision came less than a day after the president of Sri Lanka declared a ban on face coverings in the wake of Easter Sunday bombings that led to the death of more than 250 people.
Although the Sri Lankan government did not specified burqa or hijab but talks about how any sort of face ferment that hinders identification.
Sports Illustrated magazine is a sports magazine that was first published in August 1954. It will hit the newsstands next week.
The magazine cover will feature a woman wearing a hijab and a burkini. The 21-year-old Halima Aden, a Somali American is chosen as the model. she was born in a refugee camp in Kenya.
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) April 29, 2019
As per a report, the model began her modeling career by entering the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2016. While she did not win the pageant, the Somalia American beauty made a statement by wearing a headscarf which caught the attention of the fashion industry.
The moment by the magazine is historic and is defining as it has been done at the when already six Europian nations, including Austria, Denmark, France, Belgium, Latvia, and Bulgaria have banned the headscarves worn by the women of the Muslim community.