The ACLU said it would mobilise its army of staff and volunteers to challenge proposals like banning Muslims or punishing women
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Muslim women in America are admitting they are too afraid to wear their hijab following Donald Trump’s victory.
The President-elect’s comments about Muslims in the past have caused great controversy: back in 2015 he called for a total ban on Muslims entering the country.
Trump has also made disparaging comments about the ‘Gold Star’ Khan family - whose son died in the Iraq war- and implied that Khan's mother Ghazala was ‘not allowed to speak’ at the Democratic convention because of her faith.
Anti-Muslim hate crime in the US has risen sharply. Now, Muslim women are becoming more and more fearful of wearing religious symbols – which is a right enshrined in the Second Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
The women aired their anxieties on Twitter
I wasn't gonna cry over this election, but to know my mom is ready to sacrifice her beliefs for me, to protect me...
If you don't feel safe to wear hijab in your area, please reach out to a friend/have a call-buddy/don't walk alone whenever you're out.