An online portal covering Jewish issues cites the following remarks by the Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women about her attendance at the annual conference of ISNA Canada:
The fact that I and others like me were able to attend this conference is a change. My previous attempts to attend had failed because they had a dress code of the hijab, and I don’™t wear one. This time, there was no official requirement and amongst the many hijabi women, there were at least 20 of us who were not covered.
The reasons behind the dress-code are not known but it is interesting that Canadian-born Ingrid Mattson was recently made the first female President of ISNA.