Dalhousie University Stocks 'Emergency Hijab Kits' for Victims of Violence That Doesn't Exist on Campus
Dalhousie University is keeping extra headscarves on hand to ensure Muslim women will have a replacement if theirs is stolen by an attacker, a move prompted by concern on campus that Islamophobic acts are on the rise. Of course a good percentage of anti-Muslim crimes turn out to be made up such as the 'hate crime assault' in Durham the police found out to have been greatly exaggerated, or the Muslim woman from Long Island who claimed Trump supporters ripped off her hijab that the police determined was a lie.
None the less, the Liberal hysteria is alive and well even though the University itself admits that there has not been a case of anyone targeting the religious headscarf on their campus. The president of Dalhousie’s student union, Amina Abawajy, says she is aware of several incidents in which Muslim women have been targeted, and the victims are often reluctant to report them to school officials or police.
The student union collaborated with the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group on the “emergency hijab kits.” Both groups want to see them circulated more broadly.
Dalhousie security services can deploy the kits anywhere on campus, in the event someone needs a new hijab. But the university remains skeptical about the demand.