Halifax Central Library is hosting ‘Hijab Day’ on Saturday to confront misconceptions about the Muslim faith.
It’s an information session organized in part by Dr. Abdelkader Tayebi, imam for Halifax’s Ummah Mosque.
Should Toronto and other Ontario communities that have seen incidents involving the harassment and abuse of women wearing hijabs do the same? Women have been attacked on Toronto’s transit system and near schools, and there are tales of mosques being vandalized in Southwestern Ontario.
Tayebi feels that the hijab is no longer an isolated, fringe issue in Canada.
Co-organizer Maram Saidi hopes this event will help create a better understanding of the accessory, and shatter anti-immigrant sentiment.
Read more about Halifax’s Hijab Day HERE.