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Egyptian TV channel Marya hires only veiled women and celebrity pariahs

by | 24th, May 2012

MARYA (pronounced Marry yer) is an exclusively female Egyptian satellite TV channel featuring only women veiled in the niqaab. As befitting such a bastion of sisterhood, Marya is owned by Salafi Sheikh Abu Islam Ahmad Abd Allah, a man.The channel’s general manager Sheikha Safaa explains:

“The work in operations of the channel will be handled by the sisters in charge of management, especially as women are the best one to talk about their needs. The channel  “aims at lifting injustice”  of the veiled.

Sheikh Abu Islam Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah has other aims, seeing his channel as a way of “protecting women from temptations by finding them suitable work opportunities”. He adds:

“We plan on hiring all our staff of veiled women and finish that within three months. We have already hired women,

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