Muslim woman to appear in Playboy in a hijab

Photo: Noor Tagouri

Photo: Noor Tagouri

NEW YORK — A Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri will appear in Playboy magazine’s October issue wearing a hijab, a decision that has elicited praise in some quarters and provoked condemnation in others.

She’ll appear alongside a sex activist, a comedian and novelist as part of the magazine’s “Renegade” series, which highlights people who have “risked it all — even their lives — to do what they love.”

Earlier this year, Playboy changed directions, enacting several changes, the biggest of which was to do away with fully nude photos.

Tagouri, a 22-year-old journalist who reports for Newsy, appears in the issue clad in black jeans, Converse sneakers, a leather jacket and of course, her head covered.