Muslims have launched a campaign in social media to break the stereotypes about Muslim women, after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attacked Ghazala Khan, mother of slain American soldier, for not saying anything at the DNC.
Large number of Muslim women took to social media to fire back at Trump’s bigotry and launched campaign with the hashtag #CanYouHearUsNow, showing support for Ghazala Khan.
The campaign was launched by the Muslim Public Affairs Council and other Muslim groups to emphasize on the fortitude and power of Muslim women.
“When I think of Muslim women, I think of all the beautiful women who are working hard every day to spread good and change the world for better,” said Fatima Salman, the executive director of the Muslim Student Association National and Central zone representative for Islamic Society of North America (Isna).
“This campaign is designed to show Donald Trump and the rest of America this reality,” she added.
Donald Trump said last week that the reason Ghazala Khan didn’t speak at the DNC was because she wasn’t allowed to. The inflammatory remarks stirred up anger among Muslim women for its Islamophobic agenda.
“When Trump bashed Ghazala Khan, many of us Muslim women activists were not only upset at his insensitive remarks toward a mother of a fallen hero, but also were thinking how he sure doesn't know how outspoken Muslim women are!” Ms Salman said. “The hashtag was a direct response to...'You think we don't talk? Hear us now.”
Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for the U.S. presidential election, has called for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States. His proposal caused considerable controversy.
He has recently “expanded” his ban on Muslims, calling to stop immigration from “any nation that has been compromised by terrorism.”
His controversial comments have propelled Muslim-Americans to be more actively involved in politics and fire back at him.