Monday, May 1, 2017

Sweden: Islamic women protest for the right to wear Hijab.

(Stockholm) Angry at how the European Union allowed private companies to ban employees from wearing visible religious symbols. Islamic women used the May Day marchers in which to take to the streets in several cities across Sweden to call for Muslim women too have the right to work whilst wearing the hijab.

Hijab wearing women in the cities of Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenburg, Vasteras, Sala and Umea, congregated on mass in which to chant slogans such as "crush racism", "my hijab is not your business" and "employment is our right". he decision to marsh and protest came after  Belgian and  French women filed lawsuits for being dismissed from their jobs for wearing the hijab.
One of the organisers  Maimuna Abdullahi, stated:
"Muslim women here [Gothenburg] don't usually go out to protests on May Day, so it's empowering to see so many people from different backgrounds fighting for labour rights,"
Organisers said they were stunned by the silence that followed the EU court ruling - and this prompted them to put together the event.
"There was no solid criticism against the ruling, especially here in Sweden, a country that is hailed for its human rights," 
It never fails to amaze me how the very people who seek shelter in Non Islamic countries due to their very religion, go well out of their way in which to recreate the very conditions they ran away from.
The irony here is according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Sweden has one of the highest rates of foreign female unemployment of a so called first world country: