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World Hijab Day is a celebration of the right to choose

03 February 2017

"To single out the Muslim women who choose to wear a hijab is racist and Islamophobic".

"Hijab is not inherently oppressive". She also criticized the non-Muslim women who wore flag hijabs at the Women's Marches last month.

Andrea Casaretto, a junior who practices the Muslim religion, said WHD means more to her than just wearing a hijab; it's about recognizing those who do every day.

Arefi said the experience changed her. In middle school, I was called "Batman" or 'ninja'.

But for many Muslim women, National Hijab Day offers a chance to celebrate the religious freedoms enshrined in the U.S. Constitution ― especially at a time when it seems some of the country's leaders have lost sight of them.

Some may see the hijab as a sign of oppression, but Casaretto said that she wants people to know they not everyone who wears a hijab feels oppressed.

When the police showed up, they told her that her tires had been slashed.

One of Fairey's three contributions to the campaign is an nearly cartoonish rendering of a Superwoman-looking Muslim woman in red, navy, and beige hues. Several of her Richwoods High classmates wearing scarves around their heads in support of Mohamed and other Muslim students.

Arefi was 17 when she made a decision to start wearing the scarf. The girl was from Yemen and sarcastically asked Budd if she even knew where Yemen was located on a map. Attracting the interest of many Muslims and non-Muslims worldwide, this year, the day was marked with the slogan "Stand for Her Right to Cover". The two became quick friends.

Once she started going to work in head garb, Alamrani's fellow officers retaliated by calling her names like "terrorist" and "Taliban" and telling her "that she should not be a police officer", said claimed in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court. Arefi was born in America, but her family is from Afghanistan. "It was just a matter of wearing a scarf on my head and learning to cover up my arms a little bit more".

"It is me taking ownership of my own body and saying, 'It is not my job to be decorative, '" Fry said.

They talked about their faith and their lives. "It was like my heart was beating for the first time and I was happy".

"We have a saying that, Islam is flawless, but Muslims are not. I'm all for things like this". "But then I thought, 'Who am I trying to please, right?"

World Hijab Day is a celebration of the right to choose