January 25, 2016
“Activist and student Rana Abdelhamid hopes to dispel common misconceptions about the hijab — a highly-politicized head covering worn by some Muslim women — with her Tumblr and Facebook page ‘Hijabis of New York.'”
Take a few minutes and read the stories of real Muslim women living in the United States. While the ignorant and fearful among us paint all Muslims as terrorists who should be banned from the country, pages like “Hijabis of New York” bring to light the real human beings who are being hurt and further marginalized by the angry rhetoric.
View the “Hijabis of New York” Facebook page and (especially) Tumblr.
Read “‘Hijabis Of New York’ Gives Muslim Women The Attention They Deserve” by Antonia Blumberg on The Huffington Post.
Read the CNN follow up article on the case of Larycia Hawkins, the Wheaton professor who ran into trouble with the administration for wearing a hijab in a show of solidarity with our Muslim sisters.
Posted by Lē Weaver.