In the wake of escalating anti-Muslim tensions in the U.S., Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl, has put out a “Crisis Safety Manual for Muslim Women.” As she explains –
“Muslim American women are often the most vulnerable because many of them choose to wear headscarves and are therefore publicly identifiable for their religion.”
The manual advises Muslim women on the importance of cell-phones, to avoid being alone in public places, and why not to wear headphones while riding public transportation (one needs to be aware of their environment and not be a target).
Though Al-Khatahtbeh is saddened that there is a need for such a manual, she wishes there was such a resource when she was growing up. “We want to make the future brighter.”