Some Muslim women afraid to wear the hijab since Trump's election

Some Muslim women afraid to wear the hijab since Trump's election

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As Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, many Muslim women are expressing worry about their safety on Twitter.

Mashable reported that women have posted on Twitter that they and their family members are not wearing their hijabs in public.





The reaction comes as Trump, who has made a heavily-criticized call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," December 2015, became president-elect.

 

According to ABC News, the statement Trump issued in December regarding the ban on Muslims immigrating to the U.S. is no longer on his website. The link to the statement redirects to the site's front page.

Not everyone is removing their hijab, though. Some said they will continue to wear it regardless of any threat that may arise.





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