Some people are outraged because the World School of Inquiry in Rochester, New York, celebrated World Hijab Day on Feb. 5 by encouraging female students to wear hijabs.
Hijabs are the headscarves some Muslim women wear. More than 100 girls wore them at the school on World Hijab Day. "Our school believes in diversity and inclusion," World School of Inquiry Principal Sheela Webster told WHAM. The idea came from a Muslim student, Eman Muthana, who asked Webster for permission in a letter: "World Hijab Day invites every woman to wear the hijab for a day so they would experience how women who wear the hijab are treated by others. The purpose of this is to educate, and feel part of the school community."