This edition: The Hijab and the AthleteTweet
Original tape date: June 12, 2017.
First aired: June 14, 2017.
On this edition of Independent Sources, hosted by Zyphus Lebrun, we take a special look at female Muslim athletes and their growing role in the battle against Islamophobia in the United States. We talk to Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir who was instrumental in the reversal of the International Basketball Federation - FIBA's, ban on Hijabs. Then we profile Aya Elsekhely who is trying to help other Muslim women in their athletic careers.
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir Athlete Activist
Shireen Ahmed Writer and Sports Activist
Aya Elsekhely Athlete Activist