A Minnesota elementary school is offering “school spirit hijabs” for sale to its students, claiming that donning the symbol of the Sharia Law oppression of women is a wonderful sign of diversity.
Burnsville, Minnesota’s Byrne Elementary School is offering “school spirit hijabs” to its students under the guidance of the school’s “Somali cultural liaison,” who has been brought in to cater to the area’s burgeoning migrant population. The hijab, which is forcibly worn by Muslim women oftentimes under the penalty of death in Islamic countries like Somalia, has been a much-promoted item of “diversity” for the left in the United States and the Western World.
In some cases, even non-Muslim, left-wing women have donned the hijab, claiming that the head garb is somehow a symbol of feminism.
According to a local news broadcast celebrating the school spirit hijab program, the Islamic headgear will be offered by the public school for $6 a piece through its parent-teacher program and are produced in school colors. They also don the school’s “Buster the Bulldog” mascot logo.
In addition to being sold at school events, the school spirit hijabs are being offered online, through the school’s Parent Teacher Organization website.
“Every student deserves the opportunity to express their school identity and have that feeling of belonging,” parent volunteer Carla Valadez told the local news. Offering the school spirit hijabs, Valadez says, “really makes this work meaningful.”
Interestingly, Minnesota news reports have neglected to mention anything regarding the “separation of church and state” as it relates to the school-sanctioned hijab sales, something that becomes a frequent left-wing talking point whenever a Bible or public Christian prayer is held in or around a school – or any other government property for that matter.
Burnsville, which is located in the Minneapolis metro area, has one of the highest proportions of Somali residents in the United States, thanks to Minnesota’s massive absorption of third-world migrants, which has reshaped the demographic and cultural make-up of entire swaths of the state perhaps more than anywhere else in America.
A whopping 15% of Burnsville schoolchildren reportedly speak Somali – not English – at home. While just a couple of decades ago the district educated a supermajority of White American students, now, two-thirds of the district’s pupils identify as “people of color.” Those students descend largely from foreign migrant backgrounds.
In recent years, Somali candidates for the local school board have begun to run for office, with the first Burnsville School Board member of Somali origin, Suad Said, being appointed and then elected in 2021.
Outside of Burnsville, where the Somali population has exploded in recent years, the nearby city of Minneapolis boasts the largest Somali population in the United States, largely thanks to post-9/11 mass Muslim migration. The entire City of Minneapolis is represented in Congress by far-left “squad” Democrat Ilhan Omar, herself a post-9/11 Somali migrant who dismissed the attacks on US soil that killed 2,977 people as being no big deal.
“Some people did something,” Omar said of the 9/11 attacks, which killed more people than the Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor and ranks as the most lethal terrorist act in American history. To this day, American citizens sickened by 9/11-related illnesses are suffering and dying prematurely.
Reporting from National File.