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In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, Hawo Mohamed Hassan, left, and Amina Farah Ali,

Convicted Muslim protests ban on headscarf

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Muslim woman convicted of conspiring to funnel money to terrorists in Somalia is protesting a ban on headwear at the Sherburne County Jail where she's an inmate.

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Amina Farah Ali says her religion, Islam, requires her to wear a head covering, or hijab (HEE'-jahb), in public. Ali's attorney, Dan Scott, says she has refused to come out of her jail cell to eat.

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