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Muslim women and their decisions to wear — and not to wear — the hijab




A woman adjusts her hijab, a head covering worn by female observant Muslims.
A woman adjusts her hijab, a head covering worn by female observant Muslims.
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Muslim women who wear hijab, the traditional headscarf, have been on edge since the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino.

One of the two shooters, Tashfeen Malik, wore hijab herself. Lately, after more dirty looks and harsh words than they can take, some Muslim women are making difficult choices.

Read the full story here.

Guests:

Hala Arafa, news editor and broadcaster at Voice of America and a retired journalist and co-author of a recent op-ed published in the Washington Post titled, “As Muslim women, we actually ask you not to wear the ‘hijab’ in the name of interfaith

Hosai Mojaddidi, an Irvine-based Muslim blogger and activist featured in Leslie’s story. She recently wrote a post providing safety tips for Muslim women who wear the hijab