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Orange County educators, politicians wear hijabs in solidarity with Muslim women

Orange County educators, politicians wear hijabs in solidarity with Muslim women

Bright pink and gold sparkled in the sun as fabric lined a table placed on the Central Library mall.

Also speaking, the President, Muslims Students' Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Lagos State Area Unit, Hajia Hafsah Badru, appealed to the media to demonstrate objectivity, fairness and accuracy in reporting cases related to use of hijab.

It was the fourth year of the Hijab celebration, a day started in NY by Muslim women looking to gain more acceptance for the traditional Islamic head scarf.

New York City Police Officers Aml Elsokary (left) and Maritza Morales wear American Flag head scarves. She says a Muslim woman doesn't need to prove she's American by wearing a flag hijab. Budd said she was always interested in Islamic culture and had always been attracted to the lovely modesty of the hijabi clad women. A few days ago, the women gathered at the church with a couple of Muslim women who showed them how to wear the hijab.

"It's to each his own", Zafar said. "We are all one people".

"It's a very visible stance to others that we aren't going away, and we won't let our Muslim brothers and sisters be mistreated", she said. "I've never related to a political image before, because nothing has ever been made that could show Muslim women in that light", she said.

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One of Fairey's three contributions to the campaign is an nearly cartoonish rendering of a Superwoman-looking Muslim woman in red, navy, and beige hues. "This is the first day I've fully worn it all day", said Gabrielle Pfund.

Deedra Abboud, a Scottsdale lawyer, said people do not have to wear a headscarf to show support for those who do, especially those who may be targeted due to their hijab.

"I teach, so I can affect a whole bunch of students", said Koselak, 49.

She ignored the men, even on the day she said they yelled at her in the parking lot.

Collins, who was assisted with putting on a hijab, found the experience to be enlightening. "However, covering one's head doesn't mean that person should be looked down upon or be underestimated, women in hijab deserve to enjoy their constitutional right", Badru said. "Something so simple causes so much controversy".