Palestinian-American Model Bella Hadid recently spoke at length for women who wear hijabs and against Islamophobia in three Instagram posts she shares with her millions of followers.
On her platform, she highlighted the rights of women who choose to wear the hijab and called for an end to discrimination against them.
By sharing the story of Hoda, a young hijabi who was attacked, Hadid demanded justice for Hoda and other women who had been attacked like her.
The 25-year-old model also urged countries such as France, India, Quebec, Belgium, and other countries to stop discrimination against Muslim women and rethink their decisions about it. i
She added that it is ridiculous for some universities to set a condition to remove the hijab to provide internships for Muslim women, which also clearly shows how Islamophobic the world is.
According to her, the fact that the egocentrics of men to think for even a second that they have enough validity to dictate women’s choices about their bodies in 2022 is simply absurd.
Hadid also quoted her friend, Taqwa Bint Ali, telling her that the roots of all this are much more profound than Islamophobia and are more purely sexism and misogyny, which is about how men always want to control what a woman does and wears.
She also posted a photo captured by her friend and completed it with a caption that emphasized that every woman’s body stands their own opinion on what they should do with it, and there is no decision but their own.
In 2017, Bella Hadid identified herself as a proud Muslim and made sure to stand up for her Muslim sister.
She is indeed known to be very vocal in talking about Islamophobia and defending Palestinians’ rights. Hadid and her sister Gigi posted about Palestinian oppression and condemned silence on attacks in Palestine.
Her bravery to stand up for Palestinians caused controversy after the state of Israel distorted the narrative and accused her of supporting anti-Semitism, which resulted in her stance shifting neutral, which netizens believed was due to her deal with Dior being under threat.
To someone with such influence to use their platform to speak for women who wear the hijab is genuinely inspiring.