CNN anchor, Alisyn Camerota, recently suggested in a Monday news segment that women in America should wear hijabs to show solidarity with Muslim women who fear being attacked because of their religious head covering. She said on CNN’s “New Day,” “Maybe there will be a movement where people wear the head scarf in solidarity. You know, even if you’re not Muslim. Maybe it’s the way people shave their heads, you know, sometimes in solidarity with somebody who is going through something.”
Camerota’s suggestion came after a report on Muslim women who live in fear of being verbally or physically attacked for wearing the common head scarves mandated for Muslim women to wear. The segment referenced a number of incidents in which Muslim women have been targeted, and the reporter tied the alleged incidents to President Trump’s win in the national election. The caption under the story read, “The Trump Transition: Fearful Muslim women take steps to be safe.” Marwa Abdelghani, a Muslim-American woman, told CNN, “I hope I can wear it one day again. I hope I can feel safe enough to do so.”
The news segment did not report that several of the incidents that have been highlighted have been proven to be hoaxes. One woman tweeted a response that questioned whether it was right to declare solidarity with an image of oppression.
CNN’s Camerota suggested American women wear the hijab in a sign of solidarity with Islam.
Solidarity with oppression?
— Meredith Springer (@Chirpinagin) December 1, 2016
You can watch the CNN anchor’s suggestion in the video below. We would like to see your comments to this story. Do you agree that non-Muslim women in America should wear the hijab to show their solidarity with Muslim women who live in fear? If not, what can be done to alleviate racial and religious tension and violence in our country?
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