With Donald Trump as the official president-elect of the United States, American Muslim women are fearful to wear the hijab as it may make them a target of hate crimes.
Mic notes one of Trump's most defining moments as a presidential candidate came in December when he called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States because he believes Muslims support violence.
In the same interview, he suggested "creating a database to keep track of Muslims currently living in the country."
Now, as Trump prepares to step into the White House, young Muslim women are taking to Twitter to say they're being told to not wear the hijab, niqab or burka 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
If you don't feel safe to wear hijab in your area, please reach out to a friend/have a call-buddy/don't walk alone whenever you're out.— Narjis Naqvi (@narjisfn) November 9, 2016
The fact that muslim women are having to consider not wearing hijabs for their own safety is fucking terrifying— kyra (@akkindaddy) November 9, 2016
Mashable reports that in the U.K., there is a 41 per cent rise in race and religious hate crimes following the Brexit referendum on European Union membership.
I was ok this morning until I saw tweets saying that Allah would forgive Muslim women is they're too scare to wear hijabs & now I'm sobbing— kit cat (@KainesCat) November 9, 2016
Although many Muslim women are fearful, there has been an outpouring of support and solidarity.
And you bet many, many, many Muslim women will be wearing their hijab prouder than ever after Trump takes his new role as president.
Best believe my hijab will only be tighter and more visible for all to see when trumps becomes president. Black female Muslim and proud af— ٣حانا (@Chimmyq) November 9, 2016
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