Friday, December 9, 2016

University of Wisconsin students wear hijabs during ‘Islam Appreciation Week’

EAG News by Victor Skinner  -- 

University of Wisconsin students are participating in a “Hijabi for a Day” event that’s designed to spread awareness about the Muslim headscarf and counter “islamophobia.” Student across campus donned hijabs last Wednesday – becoming what’s known as hijabis – as part of an event for Islam Appreciation Week put on by the University of Wisconsin Muslim Student Association and the Wisconsin Union Directorate Global Connection, the Badger Herald reports.

According to the news site:
During “Hijabi for a Day,” the women met in the morning to receive their head scarves and also get assigned a texting buddy, who wears a hijab on a day-to-day basis.
Farhat Bhuiyan, one of the organizers of the event, said one of the main goals is to normalize Muslim female practices.
UW-Madison Professor Anna Gade, an “expert on Islam,” quoted the Quran as an impetus for the outreach.

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