#CanYouHearUsNow: Muslim women respond to Trump’s Khan statement

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Muslim women are flooding Twitter with the hashtag #CanYouHearUsNow in response to Donald Trump’s statements about Ghazala Khan’s silence at the DNC.

The Central on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) came up with the idea following the backlash Trump received for implying that Khan hadn’t been “allowed” to speak, due to her faith. CAIR sought to show who Muslim women are and how they speak out.

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The women involved shared their achievements and examples of exactly how they don’t say silent, with many challenging the Republican candidate about the strength of his own achievements in relation to theirs.

Others pointed to the many successful women who happen to be Muslim.

One produced a stinging burn aimed at Melania Trump, who was accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech in her RNC address.

It wasn’t only Muslim women embracing the hashtag, as men and non-Muslim women shared their support.