Non-Muslim Canadian women wear headscarf for solidarity


A group of Canadian women, who promised to wear the Islamic headscarf for a month following World Hijab Day to show solidarity with Muslim women, say it has been a positive experience, amid growing Islamophobia and racist sentiment in North America and the rest of the world.

According to Canada's national public radio and television broadcaster CBC, seven women from Fort McMurray, Alberta, promised to cover their heads and body and avoid drinking in line with Islamic guidelines for a month, in an initiative called the "Sisterhood of the hijab."

According to a census made in 2011, one out of five people in Canada are foreign-born. The country has long been praised for embracing diversity.


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