When President Trump first announced restrictions on travelers from Muslim countries, Fardousa Jama attended a rally at a Mankato coffee shop. She was there with other community activists who were trying to come up with a way to respond to the so-called Muslim ban.
A state representative whom Jama declined to identify suggested that people wear a head covering, or the hijab, to show support.
"And the comment that was made came from a person who is a leader, who is in that position," she said. "To me, that shows the disconnect with your constituents — if you can tell us that the best way you can show support to your fellow Muslim is to put on a scarf."
Jama went home that night and talked to her father about it.