The bully fired this message off to the group chat when Lamyaa identified herself as a Muslim and shared her thoughts on things.
Keepin' it classy.
Rather than fire back out of anger, Lamyaa went a different route. She understands that some Muslim women and girls are absolutely forced to wear a hijab. She also understands that is rooted in culture, not in the religion itself. Lamyaa set out to prove that Muslim men can be supportive, loving and understanding and that many Muslim women and girls can make their own choices about their hijabs.
So, she sent a text to her dad.
Let's take a side moment to address that text in Arabic.
Even though she didn't actually intend to remove it, she brought up the topic of taking her hijab off to see what her fathers reaction would be.
The question has been asked.
How would her father react? Read more on the next page...