Democrat U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota are among the prominent Muslim women many in left-wing media and the abortion industry are celebrating in an event called Muslim Women’s Day.
According to left-wing media Romper, March 27 is annual Muslim Women’s Day, an event said to “elevate the voices of Muslim women by curating content that reflects their experiences.”
— Muslim Girl (@muslimgirl) March 22, 2018
On social media, those celebrating the event are using the hashtag #MuslimWomensDay. Among the partners of the event are abortion vendor Planned Parenthood, Teen Vogue, Vice, HerCampus, and NylonMag.
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) March 27, 2019
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of Muslim Women’s day and media outlet Muslimgirl.com, told CNN in an interview she and her colleagues “wanted to create a day where we just celebrate Muslim women … and engineer a new precedent for Muslim women’s representation in mainstream media.”
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— عزمية مكان (@AZMIAakaMIA) March 27, 2019
“Muslim Women’s Day is a call to action to … center Muslim women’s voices for the day, to empower us, to flood the Internet with new, diverse, positive stories and Muslim women’s voices, and basically just pass the mic,” she said.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) March 27, 2019
According to Romper, Tlaib and Omar are among six “amazing” Muslim women.
Today is Muslim Women's Day, a day to recognize the strength and power of Muslim women across the country, including our very own YDOC President @RashaMK, @RepRashida, and @Ilhan! pic.twitter.com/VV5uzF3ANb
— YoungDemocrats of OC (@electyoungdems) March 27, 2019
Tlaib “has been unapologetically vocal in her opposition to the Trump administration regardless of backlash and, in what’s almost just as cool, as ELLE reported, she let her kids dab on the floor of Congress after she cast her first vote!” touted Romper.
The media outlet described Omar as “an iconic symbol for many Muslim woman wearing hijab [sic] hoping to pursue a life in politics.”
— Amani (@xoamani) March 27, 2019
“Our theme for this year is ‘Muslim women talk back to violence’ so, whether it’s gun violence or a #MeToo or #TimesUp movement, these are obviously themes that impact women from all backgrounds, across the board,” said Al-Khatahtbeh. “But this day is specifically to center Muslim women’s voices that often get drowned out of the conversation.”
Al-Khatahtbeh explained that, last year, Muslim Women’s Day allowed her organization a chance “to change the culture around how we talk about Muslim women and how we cover their stories.”
We’re celebrating #MuslimWomensDay with @xoamani, 2017 #CreatorsForChange Fellow and founder of @muslimgirl, a platform empowering Muslim women to share their stories.
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— YouTube (@YouTube) March 27, 2019
This year, she said her group has more partners involved — “more social media networks that are elevating these conversations on their platforms, more organizations that are tapping into this really pertinent conversation.”