NEW PUBLICATIONS CHALLENGE DISCRIMINATION AND INEQUALITY IN CO MONAGHAN

15 December 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

“My name is Ablaa. I am thirty-two and a Muslim woman. “I am proud of my Muslim heritage but I am saddened by the horrible acts extremists have committed in the name of Islam. I do not understand their actions and the vast majority of Muslims like me reject their violence.

“I am a doctor working in the busy maternity unit in the nearby hospital, so I am caring for people all day. I have found Irish people to be warm, kind and funny, but I know people make assumptions about me when they see me in my hijab (headscarf).

“I often have to treat people who may be wearing a medal or relic on their clothing and my colleagues tell me this is a symbol of their faith; the headscarf I wear is a symbol of my faith too. “Some of my friends have negative comments said to them and their children because of people’s stereotypes about the Muslim religion. This is hard….

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