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August 19, 2013

'Hijab outcry'

Swedish citizens stand in solidarity with pregnant Muslim woman after she was beaten.

Screenshot via instragram/hijabuppropet.

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A number of Swedish individuals are showing their support to one hijab-wearing woman who was harassed and assaulted in Stockholm last Friday night. According to police, the victim believes this was a faith-based hate crime. Using the hashtag #HijabUppropet, which means 'hijab outcry', women, children and even men are posting pictures of themselves online wearing the traditional Muslim headscarf.