227. Irum Khan (Captain,West Broward High Flag Football Team)

Donning hijab in middle school, Irum Khan, 17-year-old captain of West Broward High flag football team, endured far more than the usual pre-teenage taunting.

Early during her first years of high school, some classmates called her a terrorist and cursed at her.

She had rocks thrown at her and was physically attacked more than once.

“I got a lot of weird looks when I started wearing the hijab,” said Khan, who first donned the modest clothing in fifth grade and wears long sleeves and tights under her uniform.

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/americas/456708-american-team-don-hijab-to-support-captain.html

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-04-20/sports/fl-flag-football-hijab-0419-20120419_1_hijab-muslim-women-traditional-head-scarf

http://southflorida.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-flag-football-hijab-0419-20120419,0,2657998.story?page=2

 

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