On World Hijab Day, Muslim Feminist Speaks Out About Traditional Head Covering

Davis says she's wearing the hijab in solidarity with her Muslim classmates, like Ariej Mohamed, who's wearing an American flag headscarf.

Some Muslim women said they were mixed on the goal of "World Hijab Day" amid Islamophobia and Trump's travel ban.

Mohamed says as a whole, Richwoods is supportive and she feels safe at school.

Event organizers said it's important to clear up misconceptions about the faith.

The event was founded by NY resident Nazma Khan in 2013, who came up with the idea as a way of fostering religious tolerance and understanding.

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"I teach, so I can affect a whole bunch of students", said Koselak, 49. She said she did not have an elaborate reason for wearing it but that it was part of an evolution for her."For me, it's part of who I am more than anything", she said.

The event has since spread and the Muslim community of Portsmouth has invited women from the area to participate throughout the years.

"In this past week, it has been such a humbling experience for our community and for Muslims and refugees around the world", she said.

World hijab day comes on the heels of a U.S.travel ban on certain Muslim-majority countries and a deadly shooting at a Quebec mosque this week. I never really felt a connection when I was a Christian.

And for her, wearing hijab is "a powerfully feminist concept".

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Hamida, the first hijab -wearing Muslim woman to work in public office in Orange County, had expected about 150 people to show up after an estimated 300 registered for the event.

"We all need to find ways to show people who feel alone we're with them", she said.

"They're so discriminated against", he said.

Many girls asked Chauhdry Tuesday night for advice on what to use for the headscarf and how to wrap it. Chauhdry told them they could use practically any material or color, and wrap it anyway they like. I have friends who are more religious than me who don't wear it. She said current students are "changing things" and hopefully creating traditions.

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