For Halloween NYT best-selling author, Jeff Pearlman’s daughter, Casey, who is Jewish, and her friend and classmate Yasmin Idris, who is Muslim, dressed as “a superhero team: The Juslims”.
Jeff posted the tweet and wrote, "My daughter is Jewish. Her best pal is Muslim. For Halloween, they created a superhero team: The Juslims. I've rarely been more proud. Truly."
My daughter is Jewish. Her best pal is Muslim. For Halloween they created a superhero team: The Juslims. I've rarely been more proud. Truly. pic.twitter.com/zqPCCwzshR— jeffpearlman (@jeffpearlman) October 30, 2016
The tweet of the two thirteen-year-old costumed best friends went viral, being retweeted more than 60,000 times and receiving over 120,000 likes.
The two girls made their costume by hand and included and insignia in the middle, 'JM' which stands for Jewish-Muslim. Their school does not allow religious or offensive costumes, their t-shirts also had a disclaimer: “Don’t worry, it’s not religious, it’s not offensive.” Their costume has been seen as an uplifting act of unity between the two faiths.
The girls discussed the recent political stance of republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, they told BuzzFeed, “Me and Yasmin both disagree with almost everything that [Trump’s] deciding to do, that didn’t at first influence our costume idea. But when we realized it was standing up to what he believes in, that kind of made me really happy.”
Jeff Pearlman wrote in his blog, "For Halloween, they recently decided to be the Juslims. This was not a political statement or a social statement or a stance on the presidential election. They weren’t doing it in the name of religious pride or America’s diversity or equality for all."