The vilification of Muslim children is not new, and it is far from limited to fictional instances. These media portrayals can translate into real-life repercussions in the lives of Muslim youth.
The Roberts Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who claimed she was not hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because she wears a hijab.
Thousands of Muslim women who live in the United States wear the hijab and face discrimination because of it—yet non-Muslim women are praised and heralded for donning it for a single day or month.
Some argue that legal bans on burqas and other modes of conservative dress would somehow liberate Muslim women. This is naïve. We cannot ignore the hatred that is being acted out on Muslim women, including as part of the war on terror.
Malika Saada Saar writes in her reader diary, “I write these words to give honor to Neda and the other Iranian women who dare the brutality of the Basij and military forces, and fearlessly raise their voices against crushing tyranny.”