The President of Austria called on all women to cover their heads in order to fight Islamophobia

Alexander van der Bellen

The President of Austria, Alexander van der Bellen called on all women to wear headscarves in the name of combating Islamophobia. About it reports The Independent.

“Not only Muslim women — all women can wear the headscarf, and if the real and unbridled Islamophobia continues, then the day will come when we will have to ask all women to wear head scarves — all of’ em! as a sign of solidarity with those who do it for religious reasons,” predicted the President at the meeting with the students of a school.

“Of course, every woman has the right to dress as she likes, it’s just my opinion on this issue,” there is reservation van der Bellen.

Informed the Austrian President has repeatedly stated that it opposes any restrictions on the wearing of clothes. As an exception he cited the example of the court, where, in his opinion, female judges should refrain from wearing dictated the religion of the costumes, not to question its neutrality.

Alexander van der Bellen became President of Austria on 4 December 1916 as a result of repeated elections. He was ahead of his rival, the candidate of the far-right Austrian freedom party Norbert Hofer, 0.3 percent due to the votes sent by mail.