"My mum literally just texted me 'don't wear the Hijab please' - and she's the most religious person in our family."
By
Ben Winsor

11 Nov 2016 - 4:04 PM  UPDATED 11 Nov 2016 - 4:23 PM

With elated Trump supporters around America celebrating their candidate's shock win, American women are reporting fear and unease in wearing headscarves which identify them as Muslim.

Passions are running high in the US after election results revealed a nation more divided than expected.

Reports of hate crimes have surged across the country, accompanied by several reports of violence and threats against Trump supporters.

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Trump started off his campaign for the Republican nomination with strong anti-Muslim rhetoric, proposing a ban on Muslim immigration, which he has since walked back to a policy of 'extreme vetting'.

In such a turbulent climate, Muslim women are wondering whether it's still a safe choice to don their headscarves.

Having offered vague and shifting policies on Muslims and immigration during the campaign, it remains to be seen what concrete action a Trump White House will take.

Some Muslim women, however, remain defiant. 

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