(IJ REVIEW) – School administrators in Rochester, New York have come under fire recently for holding an event in solidarity with World Hijab Day on Feb. 5th.
As part of the celebration, female students at World of Inquiry School 58 were asked to wear headscarves provided by their teachers throughout the school day, while male ones were given carnations to wear.
Sheela Webster, World of Inquiry School 58's principal, told WHAM-TV that she approved the event because the school "believes in diversity and inclusion."
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Islamic human rights activist Asra Nomani recently wrote in the Washington Post that events like World Hijab Day do little more than serve as a "painful reminder of the well-financed effort by conservative Muslims to dominate modern Muslim societies. ..."