The 50-year-old, perpetually underfunded program, which uses oil and gas royalties for conservation and recreation projects, was allowed to expire last month.
The issues facing Muslim communities are so much bigger and more pressing than whether or not women cover their hair.
Peter Rugh is a Brooklyn-based reporter. He contributes to Vice.com and is a correspondent for WagingNonviolence.org. For examples of recent journalism, visit johnreedstomb.tumblr.com/articles.