Satire As Wearing Hijab Is Labelled 'Passive Terrorism'

In a US military White Paper entitled "Countering Violent Extremism", wearing the hijab, the Muslim veil, is described as contributing to "passive terrorism" - a phenomenon which is said to occur when "moderate segments of the population decline to speak against or actively resist terrorism."

The paper, highlighted by The Intercept on Tuesday, sparked a hashtag - #passiveterrorism - on social media.