Hijab campaign tweets pulled by Council of Europe after French backlash
A campaign -launched by Council of Europe & partly sponsored by the EU -to promote diversity & freedom to wear…
A campaign -launched by Council of Europe & partly sponsored by the EU -to promote diversity & freedom to wear the hijab has sparked public outcry. Many politicians have condemned the campaign, saying it aims to undermine the values, roots & civilization of Europe.
The Council of Europe pulled posters from a campaign promoting respect for Muslim women wearing headscarves provoking opposition in France. A slogan on one advert read: “Beauty is in diversity as freedom is in hijab”. French politicians argued the hijab did not represent freedom.
Social media campaign posts featuring young women, with half of their faces veiled, have been removed by the Council of Europe amid criticism.
What people are saying?
Wight1984 For whatever it’s worth, I think women should be able to choose what to wear for themselves on an individual-by-individual basis. They shouldn’t be forced to wear any item, nor should they be banned from doing so. You can’t give people freedom by removing their right to choose.
Mehreen If the Council of Europe deleted a hate speech campaign video because Orban’s government accused it of “promoting” LGBTI rights, the Brussels bubble might be having a different type of conversation today.