25 August 2013

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'Hijab Appeal' Campaign Divides Sweden

In gender-equality Sweden, a grassroots movement defending women's right to wear hijab has split the nation, backed by politicians and celebrities while critics say it supports a symbol of female "oppression". Hundreds of Swedish women have posted photographs of themselves wearing headscarves on social media sites to show solidarity with a heavily pregnant Muslim woman who says she was attacked outside Stockholm for wearing a veil... [...]


Just before we published this syndicated article from  Agence France Presse about the 'Hijab Appeal' campaign in Sweden, we got in touch on Twitter with   to ask if they would not mind giving us a short statement (like they previously did for the Explosive Device Found Outside British Mosque postand they kindly agreed (once again) to provide us with one... here it is:
"It is heartening to see people stand in solidarity with those who suffer anti-Muslim prejudice.The scourge of anti-Muslim prejudice must be tackled through all communities coming together against hate."



'Hijab appeal' campaign divides Sweden (via AFP)
In gender-equality Sweden, a grassroots movement defending women's right to wear hijab has split the nation, backed by politicians and celebrities while critics say it supports a symbol of female "oppression". Hundreds of Swedish women have posted photographs…







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