Muslim Student Wants Another Student Expelled for NOT Wearing Hijab

  • 2018-02-08
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Muslim Student Wants Another Student Expelled for NOT Wearing Hijab
A Muslim student in Florida wants another student expelled... after she refused to wear a hijab.

Rayyan Sukkarieh, a Muslim student in UCF's health sciences department, apparently invited a fellow student, Kathy Zhu, to try on a hijab in honor of "World Hijab Day."

Zhu, who is not a Muslim, declined the offer – and took a photo of the "Try a Hijab On" booth at UCF.

She later posted the photos on Twitter, writing: "There's a 'try a hijab on' booth at my college campus. So you're telling me that it's now just a fashion accessory and not a religious thing? Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam?"
Sukkarieh responded that she appeared in the background of one of the pictures without her "consent," despite the fact that she was in public.

"I invited you to try one on, and you said, 'no thank you,'" added Sukkarieh. "You didn't take the time to even ask questions or try to understand what Hijab is. That's ignorant of you. You literally sprinted after taking the photos. Pathetic."

Sukkarieh then tweeted again, saying, "TWITTER DO YOUR THING. Let's get this girl expelled." She also included the email for the UCF Office of Student Conduct, imploring Twitter users to send the university Zhu's tweet and an official complaint.
"Ignorance will not be tolerated on my campus," Sukkarieh added.

In a video, Zhu responded that the claims of ignorance and discrimination were ludicrous.

"I did nothing harmful towards them in person," she said. "I didn't even say anything in person, except when they told me to put on a hijab and I said, 'No, thank you,' and walked away."

"They're trying to get me expelled for no reason," she added. "If that's not fascism, I don't know what is... That's snowflake mentality."

Fortunately for Zhu, the University of Central Florida agreed that she had done nothing wrong.

"The University of Central Florida has received a number of emailed complaints suggesting that disciplinary action be taken against students involved in a disagreement being played out via social media," Mark Schlueb, a spokesman for the school, told The Daily Caller. "Upon review, neither student's actions as reported to the university violate our Rules of Conduct."
 Source: AAN
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