Mattel releases hijab-wearing Barbie modeled after Olympic fencer

Mattel's latest Barbie doll, modeled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will feature the iconic doll wearing a hijab which of course is a veil worn by Muslim women around the world. 

Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first woman to wear a hijab during Olympic fencing & her Barbie will be a part of Mattel's "Sheroes" collection.

Scroll to 1:31 hear Ibtihaj talk about her inspiration for the doll:

 

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