Being Young, Female and Muslim in the UK

 

With everyone focusing on President Trump’s executive order to ban people from traveling to the United States from seven major Muslim countries, everyone seemed to forget that racism and Islamophobia doesn’t just exist in the land of the brave. On the other side of the world, the UK to be specific, it may be just as bad.

 

Lately, it has become very difficult to be young, female and Muslim in the United Kingdom, with religious hate crimes happening everywhere. It has been reported that visibly Muslim women are usually the ones who fall as victims for these attacks.

 

BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil spoke to some of these women about their harrowing experiences. You can watch the full video by clicking here.

 

 

Just in case you still don’t get it, here’s a little breakdown of Islam:

 

 

 

WE SAID THIS: You should also read An Englishman Asks – Is Racism Destroying England?

 

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