YC Spotlight: “Beyond the Hijab: Struggling against Stereotype”



Yesterday, a Hawaii district court judge blocked a new travel ban from taking effect, declaring that “a reasonable, objective observer…would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion.” That religion, of course, is Islam. For our YC Spotlight this week, we bring you a Youth Channel piece that seeks to dispel myths about the reality of being a Muslim.


Watch as Habibah Ahmad discusses what inspired her to make this film, and hear from her and fellow Muslim family and friends about what it’s like to grow up as a Muslim woman in the United States, and the unique struggles Muslims face post-9/11.



Habibah Ahmad

Christen Cofer

Yana Rafailova


Watch now.


Tune in to MNN’s Youth Channel Monday through Friday from 6-7 pm on MNN4 (TWC 67, RCN 85, FiOS 36, and streaming live on MNN.org).