As anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise in the US following the Paris attacks, one woman made a public display of both her faith and her patriotism by donning a stars-and-stripes hijab on Fox News.
Saba Ahmed, the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition, appeared on Megyn Kelly’s news programme to defend Muslim Americans’ right to worship and their constitutional right to free religion. She chose to exemplify her point by wearing a United States flag hijab.
During the programme she faced off against a spokesperson for Donald Trump, who said that mosques in the US should be closed to prevent terrorism.
“The message we were trying to portray was that we are Americans, we are Muslims, we are Republicans. We need to be accommodated and accepted,” says Ahmed.