On the cover of the magazine “Porter”, the angel of Victoria’s Secret Bella Hadid mentioned in her columns the religious history of her family. The father of Bella and Gigi is the businessman Mohamed Hadid, who was born in Palestine in 1948. He is the descendant of the Prince of Nazareth, it is in this city that he was born.
As a young man, he took refuge in Syria, in a camp, then in Lebanon, before arriving in the United States, at the age of 14, where he made a fortune in real estate. Asked about the Muslim Ban by Donald Trump’s decree prohibiting the entry of US nationals to seven Muslim-majority countries, Bella Hadid replied: “My dad was a refugee when he first came to America, so it’s actually very close to home for my sister and brother and me,” Hadid said in the interview. “He was always religious, and he always prayed with us. I am proud to be a Muslim.”
A few days after the establishment of the Muslim Ban, the Hadid sisters marched through the streets of New York, displaying pacifist signs, protesting against the decree. The young woman had then expressed herself in the columns of our Sisters of the American ELLE..
“I come from a really diverse background. I’ve had incredible experiences all over the world… and I’ve learned that we’re all just people, and we all deserve respect and kindness,” she explained while speaking with Elle earlier this year.
“We shouldn’t treat people as if they don’t deserve kindness just because of their ethnicities. It’s just not right,” she said. “And that message—to be compassionate whenever possible—that’s so important to me.”