Hours before an Islamic radical stabbed students at Ohio State University, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota suggested that Americans should wear hijabs to show solidarity with Muslim women who fear being attacked for wearing the religious head covering.
In the segment which aired Monday, Camerota implied that Muslim women are being targeted more than ever after Donald Trump won the election – despite the fact that many of the so-called harassment claims have since been debunked as hoaxes.
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During an early-morning broadcast on CNN’s “New Day,” Camerot said, “Maybe there will be a movement where people wear the headscarf in solidarity. You know, even if you’re not Muslim.”
She added, “Maybe it’s the way people shave their heads, you know, sometimes in solidarity with somebody who is going through something.”
The CNN broadcast tried to spin several recently proven hoaxed news articles as truth. They argued that Muslim women in America are mistreated and targeted for wearing a Hijab.
They had a Muslim American, Marwa Abdelghani, speak to the network explaining how she has been targeted by Trump supporters and doesn’t feel safe wearing her Hijab. “I hope I can wear it one day again. I hope I can feel safe enough to do so.”
Recently, an 18-year-old University of Louisana-Lafayette student was charged with filing a false report when she claimed that a group of white Trump supporters hurled racial slurs at her and stole her hijab several days after the election.
Ironically, the CNN segment aired hours before a Muslim named Abdul Razak Ali Artan attempted to kill students at Ohio State University.
Earlier in the year, Artan gave an interview to the Ohio State student paper claiming the mistreatment of Muslims in America was disturbing. “I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media,” he said in that interview. “I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be.”
Before the end of the segment, co-host Chris Cuomo promptly suggested another solution. “I think self-defense training is good for everybody,” he said. “Prepare yourself for whatever can come.”
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