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I was as ignorant as the news media had programed us to be

By Sallie Jones (Non-Muslim, USA)

About 4 years ago, I met the kindest and warmhearted woman and her Muslim family so that was my introduction into what World Hijab Day (WHD) is.  Ever since then, I have felt strongly about supporting and honoring her and her fellow sisters for their freedom of choice.  Ever since, I have been educating myself about Islam and realized I was as ignorant as the news media had programed us to be when we saw hijab wearing women and thought they were suppressed and submissive.  We take their acts that appear to be submissive when in fact they are a peaceful people and feel it is not their right to antagonize or incite conflict.  Anyway, I forever wish peace for my friend Fatima and her family.

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