Muslim Woman Needs Help vs Street Girl
A Muslim woman needs help with her car. Will reactions differ if she wears a hijab or regular street clothes? This Muslim woman can been seen struggling at the side of the road with a flat tyre.
In the social experiment set up by an American TV station the woman can be seen to be stood near her broken down car and is clearly in need of help.
For half the time she is dressed in a low-cut top and leather jacket and in the other she is wearing a hijab covering her hair. The actress draws a lot of attention when dressed in Western clothes, with the majority of men coming to her aid. But eventually a man, who describes himself as an American Muslim, stopped to help.
Originally from Palestine he told the woman his wife wore a hijab and often got remarks about 9/11 thrown at them. He wasn’t bitter but did say he hoped that would change one day.