Illinois high school makes private “safe space” for Muslim prayers, teachers don hijabs in solidarity (video)

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Not the first Illinois high school to have the Muslim Brotherhood student group convince non-Muslim girls and teachers at Vernon Hills to wear hijabs.

Richwoods High School students join Muslim Student Association classmates in observing World Hijab Day Wednesday.

More dhimmitude: Scarf-wearing Richwoods students show solidarity on World Hijab Day h/t @AmyMek

PEORIA — Several teachers and students had already donned the distinctive head covering and hurried to class early Wednesday before Ariej Mohamed arrived for school. But when Mohamed, a senior at Richwoods High School, saw dozens of students in the school foyer, either wearing or waiting to try on scarves, she went into typical teen-girl ecstasy.

Mohamed, who is Muslim and president of the school’s Muslim Student Association

The daughter of Sudanese immigrants…

Students, teachers and administrators have made Richwoods “a safe place,” she said. The school offers an Arabic class and makes private space for Muslim prayers. Both Muslim and non-Muslim students are members of the Muslim Students Association, whose numbers have grown from a “handful” to about 20 since it started last year, according to Mohamed.