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World Hijab Day: Women unite to promote religious tolerance

By: Keerthi Mohan

February 1 is World Hijab Day, an initiative started by New York native Nazma Khan to end religious intolerance. Nazma Khan, a New York native, initiated this global movement with the intent of bringing awareness on why Muslim women across the world wear hijab. Khan was reportedly abused both emotionally and physically for wearing a hijab and discrimination only heightened after the September 11 attacks. On February 1, 2013, took to the Internet to urge other women, irrespective of their faith, to don the hijab for one day. The response she got was astounding, as in less than 10 days…

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