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This Woman Wore A Patriotic Hijab On Fox News And People Are Freaking Out

"I'm a proud American."

Meet Saba Ahmed, a 30-year-old patent lawyer based in Washington, D.C.

Ahmed is the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition, and she recently completed her LLM in law and government at American University Washington School of Law.
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Ahmed is the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition, and she recently completed her LLM in law and government at American University Washington School of Law.

Ahmed joined Fox News for an interview with Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night.

The topic: Donald Trump's comment that he would consider shutting down mosques in response to the Paris attacks (even though presidents don't have the authority to shut down houses of worship without violating the constitution). "It's so frustrating to hear things like this," Ahmed told BuzzFeed Life. "Our religion shouldn't be defined by terrorists — instead it should be represented by hardworking people like me."
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The topic: Donald Trump's comment that he would consider shutting down mosques in response to the Paris attacks (even though presidents don't have the authority to shut down houses of worship without violating the constitution).

"It's so frustrating to hear things like this," Ahmed told BuzzFeed Life. "Our religion shouldn't be defined by terrorists — instead it should be represented by hardworking people like me."

Which is why, right before she left the dressing room, Ahmed decided to change her outfit.

"It was a very last-minute decision," Ahmed told BuzzFeed Life.
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"It was a very last-minute decision," Ahmed told BuzzFeed Life.

"When I was getting ready in the Fox makeup room, I was watching TV and people were bashing Islam and Muslims," she said.

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"So I put the scarf on and I asked the makeup ladies how I looked," she said. "They liked it." Ahmed bought the scarf in New York City's Times Square the week before — she brought it with her in case she wanted to have it on her shoulder during the interview.

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"People show their pride in all kinds of different ways," Ahmed said.

"I'm a proud American and a Muslim and I don't see why that's a problem."
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"I'm a proud American and a Muslim and I don't see why that's a problem."

During the interview, Ahmed shared her feelings about mosques.

And ISIS.

And her frustration with people's perception of Islam.

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The reactions to Ahmed's garb of choice are mixed.

But for Ahmed, she couldn't be happier to show her pride in a way that spoke to her.

"I'm very happy I wore it," she said.

Watch the full interview here.

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