I Am a 17-Year-Old Muslim and This is What Islamophobia Feels Like To Me

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Remember Amara Majeed? The woman we interviewed about The Hijab Project?

Well she just had a great piece published on Bustle about what it’s like to be a Muslim-American in an Islamophobic society. We just had to share it with you! 


I AM A 17-YEAR-OLD MUSLIM AND THIS IS WHAT ISLAMOPHOBIA FEELS LIKE TO ME

I am a 17-year-old Muslim-American living in the post-9/11 world — or as I like to call it, the era of Islamophobia.

Veiled women who submissively follow their husbands’ orders and are forbidden to drive; men with dark skin and a herd of wives around them; people who speak in a harsh Arabic tongue discussing Sharia law — these are the things that people sometimes associate with the followers of Islam. And there is another thing that some people associate with Muslims — it’s the thing that causes them to uneasily scrutinize the bearded man who…

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