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‘Creeping Sharia’: Internet racists predictably freak out over Apple’s new Muslim hijab emoji

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A new hijab emoji for Apple's iOS.

Monday is officially World Emoji Day, and Apple teased a new batch of iOS-supported emojis that are set to be released later this year, including a breastfeeding woman and a Muslim woman adorned in a headscarf.

The hijab-clad Muslim woman emoji caused some anger among anti-Muslim Twitter users, however, as they claimed that Apple was trying to “normalize” Muslim oppression of women by including the headscarf as part of its new emoji pack.

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In fact, one upset user tweeted directly at Apple CEO Tim Cook to protest against the new emoji.

“The hijab is a symbol of oppression,” wrote Twitter user @joeymp123. “By including it as an emoji you are showing your support for the oppression of women.”

Some more choice comments about the new hijab emoji follow below.

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Cops violated Breonna Taylor’s civil rights before they even knocked down her door: Legal expert

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