Muslim Girls Are Being Warned Not to Wear Their Hijabs Due to Fears of Violence

Less than a day has passed since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. But still reeling from a campaign built on hateful rhetoric, many women, people of color, Muslims, Latinos, and people in the LGBTQ+ community already are deeply concerned for their safety.

Some students were afraid to go to school this morning. Now comes word that many Muslim-American girls are being warned by their own families not to wear their traditional hijabs due to fears of violent attacks.

Blair Imani

Blair Imani engages with a variety of issues affecting Black, Muslim, and femme communities. Imani is the Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness for issues affecting the global femme community. Blair is a Press Officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She has previously worked with the Women’s Information Network, Equality Louisiana, Louisiana Progress, StuffSheLikes.com, Beautiful in Every Shade, and Baton Rouge Organizing.