The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States has elicited concern in the Muslim American community, a frequent focus of the campaign's rhetoric, as many women publicly expressed concern for their safety while wearing a hijab in public. The anxiety stems from the seemingly Islamophobic policies that supporters of the president-elect considered central to his campaign platform.
But many Muslim women in the U.S. refuse to give into the fear. On Wednesday, these women proudly declared on Twitter that they would still wear their hijab — and there's nothing anyone can do about that. Here are five of their most empowering tweets:
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