A Chicago area high school hosted a “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab” event in which students wore traditional Muslim headscarfs to “hopefully denounce negative stereotypes,” yet the student organization that planned it may have its own roots to blame.
Just nine days after terror killer Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Rizwan Farook brutally ended 14 lives in San Bernardino, officials at Vernon Hills High School never asked the obvious question: “Too soon?”
Even more chilling is the fact that the Muslim Student Association, which planned the event, may have ties to terror organizations, according to a report by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The association was founded as a legacy of the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Islamic organization with a stated goal of “destroying Western civilization from within.”
The 10-member association hoped to give non-Muslim female students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Muslim faith by wearing the head covering, which is worn by Muslim women.
Senior Yasmeen Abdallah, president of the association, explained the event’s purpose to The Daily Herald as she wrapped a hijab around junior Charli Mosley’s head. “You can’t really understand or judge a person and their beliefs until you understand why they do it and what it’s like for them to do what they’re doing,” Abdallah said.
The seventeen girls who chose to participate in the project spent the morning wearing hijabs that six members of the association placed on their heads. “I wanted to learn more about the religion, considering my uncle is also Muslim,” Mosley told the newspaper. “With more people wearing a hijab around school, it could bring more acceptance to the religion and have more people become more aware.”
Principal Jon Guillaume said that Muslims have been treated respectfully at the school, despite the recent Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks motivated by radical Islamic beliefs. One girl, however, was told to remove the hijab by an unidentified male student as she passed in a hallway.
Although the event was planned last May, perhaps recent attacks could have caused organizers to pause, but neither school officials or students appeared to consider that option.
“I think it is a difficult time to be a Muslim student in our high school, in our community, and in America,” Guillaume said. “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 understanding 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,” the principal said. But exactly what are those kids embracing?
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(H/T Truth Revolt)