Sofia Ahmed

Sofia is an activist, writer and aspiring journalist. She currently resides in Manchester and works in the Health Care sector. She is the founder of Muslim Women Against Femen and #MuslimahPride. Find her on twitter @sofiaahmed1.
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I refuse to wear a ‘Poppy Hijab’

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In the latest attempt at unabashed apologism, some Muslim groups have asked Muslim women to don a ‘Poppy Hijab’ in order to remember the Muslim soldiers that took part in the two world wars. The president of one organisation suggested that these hijabs would  “take attention away from extremists.“ This latest gimmick has got to be the most ill-conceived of the recent spate of  “we are not extremists” initiatives. Marketing the poppy as a stance against extremism suggests that refusing the symbol is tantamount to ‘extremism’. A great selling point right there. Buy a £22 hijab to prove that you’re