" I was an ignorant bigot who believed everything the media said," says Kaya Gravitter, "since I’d never met a Muslim or went searching for what I believe the religion’s core values really are: peace, love, and generosity."
A friend-of-a-friend brutally called the outspoken Pennsylvania teen out for defending her religion after she questioned Trump’s views on Islam. Disgusted, Lamyaa took screenshots of this individual’s message and shared it on Twitter.
Muslim women and their families have taken to Twitter to express fear for themselves and others, telling women not to wear the veil for their safety and recounting messages from others warning them to do the same.
Supposedly introduced to protect women from oppressive practices, the ban has resulted in women being ordered by police to remove their swimwear in public, and fined for wearing covering clothing on beaches. It shows how illogical it is that individual items of clothing can be worn (legally) individually by a woman, but how as soon as they’re worn in combination, the outfit is breaking the law.