Blogger's Punish a Muslim Day suggestion triggers tweetstorm
- 03 April 2018
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Dina Tokio. Cropped from original. Twitter/@dinatokio
Twitter has not taken well to Dina Tokio’s advice to hijabis during Punish a Muslim Day.
Reacting to the hate campaign set to take place on April 3rd, the popular UK blogger suggested that Muslim women might consider swapping the hijab with a beanie, immediately prompting a mixed response on the social media platform.
Last month, counter-terrorism police in the UK started a probe after people across several communities in Britain reported receiving a shocking letter advocating violence against Muslims on April 3rd. The letters award arbitrary points to a series of hate crimes against Muslims, with higher points awarded to more violent acts.
“Tomorrow is April 3rd guys … all Muslims be extra cautious. To my hijabi sisters, if you’re out and about tomorrow maybe think about swapping your scarf for a beanie or something. We have to be extra careful. Remind your friends and family. Stay safe,” Dina tweeted yesterday.
Many on Twitter rejected her advice, saying that a hijab is completely different from a beanie.
A beanie is not hijab. And sister, you are not qualified as a scholar to give fatwa to sisters to compromise on their religion because of some idiotic hoax letter.If a person feels genuine fear & it isn’t necessary to go out, it would be better to stay in than to uncover!— Fatima Barkatulla (@FatimaBarkatula) April 2, 2018
The pettiness of some of the Muslims on the Internet is sickening. There are real issues to be getting angry over, yet how dare YOU Dina be giving practical advice on a sister at risk of being killed for looking like a Muslim whjsjsjsnsj pic.twitter.com/SVngwbc98z— Iqra ?? (@BlushingGiraffe) April 2, 2018
"Punish a Muslim day" seems so angenda driven. After seeing Dina Tokio write "wear a beanie as an alternative" already shows the direction modernists are going in order to abandon their fardh and compromise under pressure— Jeffrey (@SaifSajjad) April 3, 2018
What in the world are you doing? A beanie? I'd rather DIE wearing my hijab than swap it for anything. It's one thing to say 'bring an extra hijab" in case some idiot snatches it from our heads. Or carry some kind of protection. But this?— déèqa (@dqdelite) April 2, 2018
Dina has more than one million followers on Instagram and more than 700,000 subscribers on YouTube. She became popular thanks to a Facebook page in her college days where she posted photos of herself modelling self-made clothes.
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