Fatina's Sports Illustrated Column
Inspired by this
:Next assignment: An op-ed in the Washington Post about the rise of anti-Muslim discrimination when she doesn't get the right change back at Krispy Kreme.
I could sense the hostility of the baseball fans around me as I made my way to my seat at Fenway Park. Was it because of my hijab, the traditional Muslim scarf I wear? I could hear muttered comments about "Why doesn't she go back where she came from?" I felt like nobody was giving me credit for being an American. Did I have to wear a sweatshirt that read "Terrorism Sucks"?
A sudden gust of wind (or was it an angry person who sees all Muslims as the enemy) blew my hijab off. I felt the weight of the world crushing down on me.
Just then a man tapped me on the shoulder. To my surprise and delight it was none other than John Kerry, the Democrats' 2004 nominee for President.
"Here's your hijab, Ma'am," he said.