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Shenila Khoja-Moolji in the NYTimes: Muslims Need More Than Just Symbolic Solidarity

 

With the rise of Islamophobia in the United States, non-Muslims have increasingly begun to wear the hijab as an expression of solidarity with Muslims. Shenila Khoja, a doctoral candidate and fellow in TC’s Curriculum and Teaching Department, was invited by the New York Times to share her opinion on this practice.  She writes: “Solidarity . . . can begin with donning the hijab, but it should not end there. It must evolve into a deeper engagement with the causes of Islamophobia, racism and bigotry, along with the oppression of women.” 

Read Shenila’s opinion piece in the New York Times’ Room for Debate.

The views expressed in the previous article are solely those of the speakers to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, or staff either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

 

Published Thursday, Jan 7, 2016

Shenila Khoja-Moolji
Shenila Khoja-Moolji

 

With the rise of Islamophobia in the United States, non-Muslims have increasingly begun to wear the hijab as an expression of solidarity with Muslims. Shenila Khoja, a doctoral candidate and fellow in TC’s Curriculum and Teaching Department, was invited by the New York Times to share her opinion on this practice.  She writes: “Solidarity . . . can begin with donning the hijab, but it should not end there. It must evolve into a deeper engagement with the causes of Islamophobia, racism and bigotry, along with the oppression of women.” 

Read Shenila’s opinion piece in the New York Times’ Room for Debate.

The views expressed in the previous article are solely those of the speakers to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, or staff either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

 

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