A group of Brigham Young University students is turning heads on campus by wearing traditional hijabs.
For the last three Wednesdays, Sondra Sasser and 11 other students have added the garment to their wardrobe to show support for Utah’s Muslim community.
“A lot of Muslims are feeling uncomfortable about things… feeling scared about things or just misunderstood, and so any show of solidarity I think can be touching,” Sasser said.
She said that the move is no doubt raising a lot of eyebrows around the Provo campus.
“I think a lot of people get excited to see diversity on campus a little bit,” Sasser said.
Muslim student Hanif Sulaeman said he supports the group’s efforts.
“It’s like they are saying, ‘This is how we can support you’ and ‘You are not alone,'” Sulaeman said.
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