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Hijab Day Hopes To Dispel Muslim Misconceptions

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Faith was a big discussion point throughout downtown Minneapolis on Saturday. About 50 volunteers joined a young women’s Muslim group to walk up and down Nicollet Mall in honor of Hijab Day.

Hijabs are the traditional head covering worn by Muslim women.

Organizer Fatuma Mohamed said there are many misconceptions about the Muslim religion and traditions, which she hopes to dispel.

“Why bother? Because we live here. We’re not going anywhere. This is our home essentially, so why not know your neighbors, as they say?” she said.

The women’s group said the people they talked with in downtown Minneapolis were very welcoming to the idea, and seemed excited to learn about the Muslim community.

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