Like an invisibility cloak, Latina Muslims find the hijab hides their ethnicity — from Latinos

Source: Los Angeles Times

Magdalena Al Omari, a Mexican American convert to Islam, slipped on the hijab and braced for whatever may come.

It happened a few months later, in the checkout line of a grocery store in Santa Ana.

“¿No tiene calor en esa cosa?” one woman asked another. Isn’t she hot in that thing?

Al Omari shot back, in perfect Spanish, that yes, it was quite a hot day in general. Aren’t you hot, she asked.

Lezeth Estrada stands in line at the Islamic Society of Orange County during a solidarity event recognizing World Hibaj Day.

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