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Hijab Challenge lets Fresno State students experience a day as Muslims
by Andrea Castillo
Kate Hobbs, 18, sorted through a pile of scarves on a table at Fresno State, unsure whether she, a white Christian woman, should wear one in the style of a Muslim hijab.
The Muslim Student Association at Fresno State hosted a Hijab Challenge on Wednesday to offer non-Muslim students such as Hobbs a taste of what it's like to wear a head scarf during a time of nationwide anti-Islam sentiment.
"It's a little bit nerve-wracking because I know women in hijabs are looked at more," she said. "As I'm contemplating this, it's like, am I brave enough to do this?"
She eventually decided she was and sat down for a Muslim student to wrap a black, beaded scarf around her head.
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