Australian Women show Solidarity with Hijabis
The WISH – Women in Solidarity with Hijabis Facebook Page has been making a splash in the Australian Muslim community. It received notice in the Sydney Morning Herald today and has close to 10,000 followers. In the about section, the pages’s admin states:
“Australian Muslim women in hijab often bear the brunt of Islamophobia and have recently been the subject of physical and verbal abuse. They have been physically attacked, had their scarves ripped of their heads, had coffee hurled at them and have had their cars vandalised and spray painted with profanities. Mothers have been verbally abused, spat on and had their prams kicked. To counter these anti-Muslim sentiments, Aussie women all around the country as a gesture of goodwill have posted photos of themselves on social media, donning the hijab. Stand in solidarity with Australian Muslims by doing the same! ”
As a proud member of the Muslim community in Australia, I would like to extend my thanks to all those standing in support of the Muslim community. Unfortunately the actions of a few extremists give an excuse for the ultra-conservitists to promote their campaigns of hate, xenophobia, and Islamophobia. It is always nice to see that the general public do not buy into their lies.