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Parliamentary question - P-005156/2021Parliamentary question

    Council of Europe’s pro-hijab campaign

    Priority question for written answer  P-005156/2021
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Nadine Morano (PPE)

    The Council of Europe recently launched an advertising campaign on its website and social media showing women wearing the hijab.

    This is not a mere anti-discrimination campaign, it is a blatant attempt to promote the Islamic headscarf, the only sexist religious symbol remaining, which embodies inequality between men and women. Indeed, some of the campaign slogans state that ‘freedom is in the hijab’ or that the hijab is ‘a human right’.

    This is simply outrageous. It insults all the brave women in the world whose lives are lost or endangered because they wish to cast off this instrument of subjugation.

    Some elements of this campaign supposedly use the Commission’s logo, which suggests that the Commission co-financed it.

    In the light of the above:

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