This is great. Facebook hereby signals its virtue: it is standing with Muslim women and presumably against Donald Trump and racist, redneck yahoos everywhere.
But where is Facebook’s concern for Aqsa Parvez, whose Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it?
Or Aqsa and Amina Muse Ali, a Christian woman in Somalia whom Muslims murdered because she wasn’t wearing a hijab?
Or the 40 women who were murdered in Iraq in 2007 for not wearing the hijab;
or Alya Al-Safar, whose Muslim cousin threatened to kill her and harm her family because she stopped wearing the hijab in Britain;
or Amira Osman Hamid, who faced whipping in Sudan for refusing to wear the hijab;
or the Egyptian girl, also named Amira, who committed suicide after being brutalized for her family for refusing to wear the hijab;
or the Muslim and non-Muslim teachers at the Islamic College of South Australia who were told that they had to wear the hijab or be fired;
or the women in Chechnya whom police shot with paintballs because they weren’t wearing hijab;
or the women also in Chechnya who were threatened by men with automatic rifles for not wearing hijab;
or the elementary school teachers in Tunisia who were threatened with death for not wearing hijab;
or the Syrian schoolgirls who were forbidden to go to school unless they wore hijab;
or the women in Gaza whom Hamas has forced to wear hijab;
or the women in Iran who protested against the regime by daring to take off their legally-required hijab;
or the women in London whom Muslim thugs threatened to murder if they didn’t wear hijab;
or the anonymous young Muslim woman who doffed her hijab outside her home and started living a double life in fear of her parents;