Saturday, October 28, 2006

"Wear a Hijab to Work Day" - Show Solidarity for Shaheed Sister

I was sent this email...

You may or may not have heard about the murder of Alia Ansari. She was recently gunned down while walking with her three year old daughter in a residential area in Fremont, California. Her family believes she was targeted as a result of her religious beliefs worn on her sleeve in the form of Hijab ( e.g. headscarf and modest dress as prescribed in Islam). This article provides insight into who Alia Ansari was, and still is, to those who knew her – an immigrant, a mother, a wife, a helper. The incident, which is clearly disturbing on many levels, speaks to the sometimes irreversible effects of irresponsible rhetoric, misconceptions and stereotypes stemming from ignorance and misunderstanding surrounding Muslims, immigrants (or those perceived to be) and Islam and … of course, hate.

In response to this incident, women leaders in the Freemont community decided to organize an event to show their support. November 13th has been declared “Wear a Hijab to Work Day. Hopefully other people can spread this message around.


At 7:31 AM, Blogger Muslim Wife said...

inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon


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