US Muslim womens' strength in the face of injustice

With the world reeling from the shock win of Donald Trump's US Presidency, Muslim women are fearing the worst but many have shown fearing the worst if they step out in public

US Muslim womens' strength in the face of injustice

World Bulletin / News Desk

Back in  December 2015, Trump called for a total ban on Muslims entering the US making reference to claims some American Muslims support violence against the United States.

But with the shock win of Donald Trump for the US Presidency, many people have taken to social media to warn Muslim women not to wear the hijab, niqab or burka in public, with many citing the 41 percent rise in race and religious hate crimes following the Brexit referendum. Ilmfeed quotes one particuarly terrifying statistic: With Donald Trump announcing his presidency bid, anti-Muslim crimes shot up by 500%. With him now being the President elect, many are left wondering what will happen now that he has won. Many fear that his win may now further embolden racists and bigots.

Some people have shared the advice given to them by family members. One Muslim woman in the U.S. tweeted that her mother had texted her advising her not to wear the hijab in public.


However an American Muslim womans' message has sent a strong message of hope, calling out that the win of Donald Trump is a call for strength in the face of adversity and hate. Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American-Muslim women born and raised in Brooklyn is a civil rights activist and media commentator. Speaking on a video through her Facebook page, Ms Sarsour's message is one that speaks of strength in the face of adversity, to see the silver lining behind every dark cloud and is a beacon of hope for many people. 

She's not alone. On the flip side, an American Hindu man has also thrown his support out to those who may fear a backlash.


 


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