What? CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota actually suggested that Americans should wear hijabs. Muslims should even feel offended by this. First off, the hijab is used only for women. Is Alisyn saying only women should do this? Second, this is a religious garment. If you don’t follow that religion, you shouldn’t wear it out of respect. Has this lady lost her mind?
Americans should wear hijabs to show solidarity with Muslim women who fear being attacked for wearing the religious head covering, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota suggested on Monday, just hours before an Islamic radical stabbed students at Ohio State University.
“Maybe there will be a movement where people wear the head scarf in solidarity. You know, even if you’re not Muslim,” Camerota said during an early-morning broadcast on CNN’s “New Day.”
“Maybe it’s the way people shave their heads, you know, sometimes in solidarity with somebody who is going through something,” she added.
Camerota was responding to a CNN segment about Muslim women who say they live in fear of being verbally or physically attacked for wearing head scarves.
The segment tied a spate of alleged incidents in which Muslim women have been targeted for wearing hijabs to Donald Trump’s presidential win.
“The Trump Transition: Fearful Muslim women take steps to be safe,” read the chyron that CNN chose for the segment.
“I hope I can wear it one day again. I hope I can feel safe enough to do so,” Marwa Abdelghani, a Muslim-American woman, told the network.