Chicago’s Vernon Hills High School held a “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab Day” last week as non-Muslim female students were encouraged to wear the hijab or Islamic head covering.
The event was sponsored by the school’s 10-member Muslim Student Association, a known front group for the Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror-financing trial ever held on U.S. soil.
Meanwhile, Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins announced on her Facebook pageDec. 11 she would be wearing a hijab during Advent to show “religious solidarity with Muslims.” Wheaton is a private, evangelical Christian college in Wheaton, Illinois.
“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God,” Hawkins said.
The Wheaton political-science professor said she hopes she is not the only non-Muslim woman wearing a hijab this holiday season, as she wants to start a movement of women showing their solidarity for Muslims.
The purpose of the Vernon Hills High School event was ostensibly to give non-Muslim female students the opportunity to wear the head covering and gain a “better understanding of the Muslim faith” and “denounce negative stereotypes,” the Daily Herald of Chicago reported.
But several former Muslims now living in the U.S. tell WND that such “hijab” events, which are popping up at high schools and college campuses across the U.S., will actually achieve the opposite.
“To me, there are two things troubling here,” said Shahram Hadian, who grew up Muslim in Iran and immigrated to Canada before moving to Washington state and becoming an evangelical Christian pastor.
Hadian said the MSA’s indoctrination campaign has been rampant on college campuses for years but now it is mobilizing in U.S. high schools as well.
At Boise State University, for example, the MSA holds an Islamic Week every year and for an entire day during that week they encourage every woman on campus to wear the hijab.
“But the troubling thing is how is MSA now getting access to our high schools?