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Vernon Hills High School senior Yasmeen Abdallah, who is a Muslim, carefully wrapped the traditional hijab around the head of junior Charli Mosley while she explained its purpose.

"You can't really understand or judge a person and their beliefs until you understand why they do it and what it's like for them to do what they're doing," explained Abdallah, who is the president of the school's Muslim Student Association.

The "Walk a Mile in Her Hijab" event Wednesday, hosted by the 10-member organization, was designed to allow non-Muslim female students the opportunity to wear the head covering and gain a better understanding of the Muslim faith. "This event is to hopefully denounce negative stereotypes," Abdallah said.


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