15 Muslim Women Shut Down An Islamophobic Stereotype And Make Their Voices Heard

Can you hear us now?

Muslim women are using a viral hashtag on social media to make Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rethink his words.

It began last week when the parents of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, a fallen American Muslim soldier, paid tribute to their son at the Democratic National Convention. Ghazala Khan stood on the convention stage next to her husband, Khizr, as he challenged Trump's harsh views on Muslims.

In an interview with ABC News over the weekend, Trump criticized the Khans by suggesting that Ghazala was silent during the convention speech because "she wasn't allowed to have anything to say."

Ghazala Khan responded to Trump's concerns in a poignant Washington Post op-ed.

"Walking onto the convention stage, with a huge picture of my son behind me, I could hardly control myself," Ghazala wrote. "What mother could? Donald Trump has children whom he loves. Does he really need to wonder why I did not speak?

On Monday, the Houston chapter of the Council On American-Islamic Relations urged Muslim women to respond to Trump's remarks with the hashtag #CanYouHearUsNow.

Here are 15 Muslim American women who are speaking up — loud and proud!

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