Vernon Hills High School in Chicago is protesting Islamophobia and prejudice with an activity called “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab.”
Over twelve non-Muslim young ladies consented to wear a customary Islamic head scarf to better comprehend the Muslim confidence and life as a Muslim lady.
School senior Yasmeen Abdallah, the president of the Muslim Students Association MSA, who facilitated the occasion said, “This occasion is to ideally condemn negative stereotypes.”
“You can’t generally comprehend or judge a man and their convictions until you comprehend why they do it and what it means for them to do what they’re doing,” she said.
“I think it is a difficult time to be a Muslim student in our high school, in our community and in America,” School central Jon Guillaume told the Daily Herald by commending the Muslim students’ inititive.
“I think this is an opportunity for our kids to embrace the Muslim community within the school. For other kids outside of this organization, to understand what it’s like for these girls to walk through our halls in this garment in a way that stands out from other kids. So, I’m proud of them.”
Charli Mosley, who partook in the occasion advised the Herald that she needed to wear the Hijab since her uncle is a Muslim and she planned to “bring more acknowledgment” to Islamic convictions. She added that with more individuals wearing a hijab around school, it could convey more acknowledgments to the religion and have more individuals turn out to be more mindful.
Illinois has the most noteworthy populace of Muslims in the United States, however hate violations and savagery directed at Muslims is on the increase.