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Carter: Maplewood woman could be first American Muslim to wear hijab while competing at Olympics. By Barry Carter/The Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger

Ibtihaj Muhammad is the first practicing Muslim to represent the U.S. in women's fencing. She's ranked second in the U.S. and 11th in the world. Ibtihaj stands out because she wears her hijab headscarf that is worn by Muslim women. Ibtihaj Muhammad jogs lightly across the second floor gym at the Manhattan Fencing Center in New York. She’s warming up, …

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