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    The Iran protest: what it means to Muslim-Americans

    If you’ve viewed any social media over the last few months, you will see countless posts on women protesting in Iran by tearing off their Hijabs. The protests began on September 16th, after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, died while in the custody of the morality police for violating the strict rule that requires to cover their hair with a hijab or a headscarf. It was reported that her head sustained blows from a baton, while the police simply said she suffered a heart attack. The protests started small after Mahsa’s funeral but soon swelled all over the country, with women taking off their hijabs in solidarity to gain…