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.
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Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Amina Ismail are McClatchy special correspondents.