CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – An American woman announced on the day Donald Trump was declared new US president that his very hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric had led her to embrace Islam.
“It was Trump’s hateful rhetoric that led me a year ago to pick up the Qur’an (I hadn’t read since studying comparative religions at university) and study it closely,” Lisa Shanklin wrote on Facebook, Ilmfeed reported.
Reading the Qur’an after seeing Trump’s hateful rhetoric, she began interacting with Muslims and eventually decided to embrace Islam.
“This led me to begin interacting with Muslims, and eventually to embracing Islam for myself. For that I am so thankful,” Shanklin added.
The election of Trump as the new American president, she vowed to begin wearing the hijab proudly on 20th January 2017, the day Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President.
“I have now decided that on Inauguration Day: January 20, 2017; I will begin wearing hijab in public at all times,” she added.
“I will PROUDLY wear hijab and I will call people out on their bigotry of all kinds privately and publicly!”