ِA photo depicts a Hijab advertisement on a bus in Canadaa.
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Social media users and pages posted an image claiming that a bus in Canada is advertising for Hijab. Hijab is a headscarf women in Islam wear to cover their hair. The bus advertisement was sponsored by a group called the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and featured a photo of a woman in a headscarf captioned: “Ahead covering (honoured) by Mary, Mother of Jesus, and worn by Muslim women.”
The photo has been circulating online since 2018. Users shared the image describing Canada as a country that respects Muslims.
The picture was circulating in Arabic, English, and French.
Misbar's reverse image search found that the circulating picture is true. According to Canada's National Observer, In 2018, the Islamic Circle of North America ran a number of ads to help promote tolerance of the hijab on Mississauga Transit buses.
The bus ads were sponsored by a group called the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and featured a photo of a woman in a headscarf captioned: “A head covering (honored) by Mary, Mother of Jesus, and worn by Muslim women.” Melek found this “offensive,” despite the fact that Mary is a highly revered and central figure in Islam. Melek argued in her letter to the city council that “promoting religious symbols on city property... was unacceptable” and that she was insulted by the ad making reference to Mary’s “2,000-year-old dress.”