After Zaira Wasim, it is the turn of Palestinian-American model Bella Hadid to wade into the Hijab debate.
Hadid called out the world for discrimination against women wearing Hijab. She urged the world to respect Muslim women’s right to wear the hijab.
“In other forms of discrimination: I urge the world that is discriminatory against Muslim women to rethink what decisions you have made or are trying to make in the future about a body that is not yours,” the model wrote on Instagram.
“To get an internship, most universities will say the only way to get one is to take off the Hijab. It’s ridiculous and really shows how Islamophobic the world is without even acknowledging it. In regards to these new bills that are either in the process of being passed or have already,” she added.
Hadid said that it is absurd for men to dictate women’s choices about their own bodies in the 21st century. “The egocentrics of a man to think for even for one second, that they have enough validity to make decisions for a woman in 2022, are not only laughable but actually sick in the head,” she said
Quoting a friend she said, “Taqwa Bint Ali said to me ‘You know, at the root of it all, all of this is just much deeper than Islamophobia; it’s pure sexism and misogyny. No matter the countries or the time men always want to control what a woman does and wears.'”
The model also shared a photo captured by her friend.”Although different forms of the hijab and head coverings are starting to make an appearance in fashion, let’s still remember the daily struggle, abuse, and discrimination Muslim women face on a regular basis because of their faith and what they stand for. To each woman’s body, stand their own opinion on what they should do with it. That is NO ONES decision except for theirs,” she said.