Dec 14

German minister sparks outrage after REFUSING to wear hijab during Saudi Arabia visit:

 Source: UK Express

Ursula von der Leyen and her entourage did not wear the hijab head coverings or the full length Abaya garment during her visit, despite adamantly claiming that she “respected” the country’s customs and traditions.

According to an Iranian newspaper, Von der Leyen said: “No woman in my delegation will be required to wear the abaya, as the right to choose one’s attire is a right shared by men and women equally.”

Shortly after her meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince Mohnammed bin Salman al Saud, Saudis took to twitter to express their disdain for her actions.

#German Left criticised their defence minister’s trip to Saudi but Y not applaud her for not wearing a Hijab? pic.twitter.com/5z8WJZUxHp

— potkin azarmehr (@potkazar) December 14, 2016

One translated tweet said: “The German Defence Minister: not wearing the hijab in Saudi was deliberate. This is an insult to Saudi Arabia!”

A similar angry reaction on twitter occurred after First Lady Michelle Obama did not wear a hijab last year.

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One Response to “German minister sparks outrage after REFUSING to wear hijab during Saudi Arabia visit”

  1. henk korbee Says:

    The relation has to be symmetrical: if muslims demands to be dressed as prescribed by their religion we are allowed to be dressed as we want in muslim countries, everywhere without any exception. Learning how to cope situations is not part of muslim culture as it seems to be.

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