Why #Hijabuppropet Is Trending

Huff Post: by Yasmine Hafiz.

Swedish women have embodied the true meaning of “sisterhood” by wearing headscarves to show their support for Muslim women facing discrimination in the country.

Following the assault of a pregnant Muslim woman wearing a hijab on Saturday, Swedish women have been posting pictures of themselves wearing headscarves on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #hijabuppropet, or #hijaboutcry. They’ve accompanied their pictures with messages of support and fellowship, uniting as women to protest injustice.

 The pregnant victim told Sveriges Television that her headscarf was torn off and her head was slammed against a car as her assailant verbally abused her with racial slurs, causing her to pass out. She was hospitalized with a concussion late on Friday night.The organizers of #hijabuppropetFoujan Rouzbeh and Nabila Abdul Fattah, published an impassioned opinion piece in Aftonbladet newspaper on Sunday, urging Justice Minister Beatrice Ask to take action in order to:

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Categories: Europe, Hijab, Sweden

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