At a Cincinnati high school, Muslim students invited girls to wear a scarf or hijab for a day to build cultural awareness. Mason High’s Student Activities Department sent out an email promoting the “Covered Girl Challenge.”
After massive backlash, the principal apologized for the message implying this was a school-sponsored activity and canceled the event.
I think that’s a shame. What’s wrong with student group inviting girls to see what it’s like to look a Muslim? (Some Orthodox Jewish women also cover their hair with a scarf — or wear a wig.)
If the school required it, that would be a different story, but there’s no church-state issue here. Just hijab hysteria.