Briana Hansen
November 09, 2016 1:42 pm
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The President-elect, Donald Trump, made some pretty jarring statements while on the campaign trail, especially about Muslims in America. Now that he’s been elected, Muslim women everywhere are voicing their concern about how they may be treated in the future.

Many Muslim women are speaking out about publicly wearing hijabs during Trump’s presidency and they have some fascinating points.

Since the hijab is so integral to Muslim culture and religion, we completely support these women’s rights to practice their beliefs freely. We find it wonderful that so many are making their voices heard on this matter.

The Rio Olympics actually brought a great deal of awareness to women in hijabs thanks to many athletes who chose to compete in it.

Despite the fact that hijiab-wearing women have become much more culturally mainstream in America, they still sadly have to deal with a great deal of discrimination.

We applaud these wonderful women for staying strong in their beliefs.

While many women are speaking out bravely and openly for their rights, others are speaking up in solidarity.

It’s heartbreaking that so many women feel that they could be persecuted for simply being themselves. Seeing the number of people who are supporting them, however, is so inspiring.

While there is a lot to process in terms of what the future will look like, these women speaking out about their individual rights is a great reminder to be aware, be respectful, and take care of each other.

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