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Interfaith leaders urge Utahns to wear head coverings or other symbols in support of Muslims
by Peggy Fletcher Stack
In the aftermath of terrorist attacks, overgeneralizations about Islam and bigoted remarks against all Muslims, Utah interfaith leaders are stepping up to show solidarity with their fellow believers.
Jewish, Unitarian, Mormon, Episcopal, Muslim and Hindu representatives stood together Thursday at the Khadeeja Islamic Center in West Valley City, urging Utahns of all faiths to wear hijabs (headscarves), Jewish yarmulkes, Sikh turbans, red dots on their foreheads or green ribbons to work, school, shopping or any other activities Friday as symbols of support for "freedom of religion without persecution."
The hope is that even non-Muslims and nonbelievers of any kind might wear head coverings or other outward symbols of empathy and understanding.
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