Current Affairs, Islamophobia

Muslim American women hit back at Donald Trump: The best of the #CanYouHearUsNow hashtag

After all this time, it seems that the Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is actually good at one thing, and it’sย showing off his ignorance and in turn, offending people left, right and centre. This time around, itโ€™s Muslim American women who have taken it upon themselves to talk back.

In an interview on ABC News, Trump had plenty to say on the mother of fallen soldier, Humayun Khan, Ghazala Khan, who stood beside her husband Khizr Khan as he appeared at the Democratic National Convention. Rather than addressing the points raised by Khizr Khan about Trump never needing to sacrifice for his country as they have, Trump took a jab at Ghazala, claiming that she probably โ€œwasnโ€™t allowedโ€ to speak.ย โ€œShe probably โ€“ maybe she wasnโ€™t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me,โ€ Trump said.

And so, the Muslim women of America decided to โ€˜tell him,โ€™ flooding Twitter with the hashtag #CanYouHearUsNow in response to his statements. This came after encouragement from The Council on American-Islamic Relations, who asked Muslim women to tweet about who they are and how they speak out. Here are some of the best from the hashtag:

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