The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Joe For America
Even Muslim women were speaking out.
Denim hijab from American Eagle? What? Also, I would never wear denim on my head.
The clothing company decided to promote its hijab by hiring 2016 Miss Minnesota contestant, Halima Aden, to sport the denim head cover. Saying on Twitter, “She caught our attention at 2016 Miss Minnesota USA, where she competed in a burkini and hijab.”
The hijab is a religious symbol in some Islamic cultures, where women are not free to uncover their heads in the presence of males who are not close family members.
Simply put, it screams oppression.
What’s worse than American Eagle promoting that type of female denigration is the fact that the company is doing it because “peaceful muslims” are trendy and it’s a great way to capitalize on the buzz.
Of course, American Eagle isn’t the only company now promoting the hijab of oppressed Muslim women. Nike recently released a…post was originally published on this site