Seven Fort McMurray women are halfway through their month-long commitment to show solidarity with their new Muslim friends by wearing hijabs.
When they asked the city’s Muslim community for permission to wear the religious head scarves, a local Islamic organization that hosts World Hijab Day YMM welcomed the gesture.
Kiran Malik-Khan, whose group holds an annual public event that invites women to try on hijabs, sees the gesture as a sign of solidarity.
“To us, these are women choosing to walk in our shoes, or in this case our hijab,” Malik-Khan said. “It is so appreciated. It is sisterhood at its best.”