Batoul Sadek was a freshman at MSU when she first heard the term ‘towel head.’
Her roommate’s mom was referring to her hijab. Later in the semester during dinner, Sadek surprised her roommate’s family by revealing how empowered she feels, using the role of her religion as a means to create female-centered communities. “My old roommate telling me she was afraid to live with me when she learned I was Muslim,” was just one of the stereotypes Sadek, now a junior, has faced as a Muslim woman. But she isn’t alone – these are just some stereotypes Muslim women experience. Misconceptions
And the incidences of discrimination Muslims face continue to increase in the U.S.A., according to a survey conducted earlier this year.