Hate crimes are up, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is trying to have $5 million more added to an end-of-the-year federal funding bill.
‘I’m hoping we can change direction a little bit and see Muslims in more of a positive light and try to combat the negative imagery that we are shown every day,’ Ibtihaj Muhammad, Team USA’s first hijab-wearing athlete, said at a recent press conference.
RIO DE JANEIRO --- The 2016 Summer Olympics haven’t even started yet, but one American Muslim is already making history. Ibtihaj Muhammad, a fencer, is the first hijab-wearing woman to qualify for Team USA. She hopes her participation in the Rio Games will help improve the image of Muslim women