Muslim women are scared to wear the hijab in public after Trump win
Muslim women are scared to wear the hijab in public after Trump win.While many are celebrating Trump’s victory right now, some Muslim women are expressing fear that they may be targeted by hate crime.
In December 2015, Trump called for a total ban on Muslims entering the U.S., making reference to claims some American Muslims support violence against the United States.
Many have taken to social media to warn Muslim women not to wear the hijab, niqab or burka in public, citing the 41 percent rise in race and religious hate crimes following the Brexit referendum on European Union membership.
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.
My mom literally just texted me "don't wear the Hijab please" and she's the most religious person in our family….
— ㅤ (@harryonmen) November 9, 2016
Some gave advice to those who don’t feel safe to wear the hijab in their area.