The hijab is just a scarf, right?

Girls in Hijab
Girls in Hijab

A U.S. high school in Ohio is hosting “A Covered Girl Challenge,” encouraging the girls to wear a hijab for the day. Who’s sponsoring this event? A Muslim student group with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a recruiting tool for jihad.

But a hijab is just a scarf, right? What’s the big deal? We don’t want kids to grow up fearing Muslims just because of the way the women dress. But what about the oppression of women that so often goes hand-in-hand with the hijab? Robert Spencer at does a quick rundown on recent hijab and women oppression issues:

“A Covered Girl Challenge” is titled to sound cute, hip, and glamorous. It is anything but that.


Photo credit Syafix Shukor


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