In the News: These Muslim Women are Refusing to Remove their Hijabs, Despite the Rise of Attacks

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On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that several imams in the U.S. told women in the Muslim community they can remove their hijab if they fear being targeted. This comes on the heels of several anti-Muslim attacks in the United States.

Despite the alarming rate of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States, Muslim women who wear the hijab are still devoted to wearing their headscarves. Jana al-Akhras, 23, told Mic in an email that she didn’t think about removing her headscarf in response to recent events of Muslim women being targeted in attacks…

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