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Bella Hadid Speaks Up For Muslim Women Who Wear the Hijab

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Supermodel Bella Hadid took to her Instagram to raise awareness about the discrimination against Muslim women who wear the Hijab.

In a series of three posts, the runway superstar Bella Hadid spoke up against the discrimination that Muslim women face on a regular basis around the world based on their faith and what they choose to wear.

 

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The 25-year-old model shared a first picture showing cheerful women from different cultural backgrounds wearing the hijab.”This photo is by a good friend of mine @taqwabintali. She said to me “I remember i decided to do this shoot because I never saw pictures of Muslim women smiling and colorful. I needed so much to create these images.” Hadid captioned the post.

She also pointed out that although headscarves are starting to make an appearance in fashion, Muslim women who wear them around the world still struggle daily with “abuse, and discrimination”.

 

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In her second post, Hadid went on to address countries. ‘I urge France, India, Quebec, Belgium, and any other countries in the world who are discriminatory against Muslim women, to rethink what decisions you have made or are trying to make in the future about a body that is not yours,” Hadid wrote.

“It’s not your job to tell women what they should or shouldn’t wear, especially when it is pertaining to faith and safety,” she added. “Hijabi women in France are not allowed to wear their Hijab to school, to play sports, to swim, even on their ID pictures. […] The egocentrics of a man to think for even for one second, that they have enough validity to make decisions for a woman in 2022, are not only laughable but actually sick in the head.”

 

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Hadid also shed light on the case of 17-year-old Hoda Al-Jamaa, who was beaten and had her hijab ripped off at a high school in New Zealand while other students filmed her.

“It makes me angry and sick to my stomach,” Hadid wrote in her third post commenting on the incident involving the teen. “[We need to] teach our friends, children, parents [and] families that wearing a hijab, being Muslim or being anything other than white in general, does not equal being a threat or different than anyone else.”

The half-Palestinian and half-Dutch model has always used her platform to raise awareness on issues regarding refugees, people of color, Arabs and Muslims.

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