January 28, 2013
On Australia Day, pictures of these beautiful young Somali-Australian women wearing Australian flag hijabs for Harmony Day in Melbourne, 2006 went viral. Here is the full set. What an outstanding and gorgeous display of everything that is good about multiculturalism.
These ladies were inspired to create these visually striking hijabs as a way of taking back a symbol that has been increasingly misused by white supremacists and racists, especially during the anti-Muslim Cronulla riots of 2005.
(Credit: Glenn Hunt/AAP/EPA)