Ilhan Omar in Vogue Arabia: “To me, the hijab means power, liberation, beauty, and resistance”


Courageous women in the Islamic Republic of Iran are taking off their hijabs as a sign of resistance to the oppressive Sharia regime under which they live, and at least 29 women have been arrested for doing so. For far too many women around the world, the hijab is not a symbol of power, liberation, beauty, and resistance, but of their own powerlessness, oppression, dehumanization and subjugation. Who is standing in solidarity with them? Not Ilhan Omar.