What Spanish Vicepresident De La Vega does not understand about the veil
Spanish Minister for Equality, Bibiana Aído, clarified her own statements on the veil, because Spanish VP, De La Vega remarked that “Spanish Government respects Islamic veil”. She mustn’t have seen this ad then:
Caption: “You can’t stop them. But you can protect yourself. Your creator has your best interests at heart.”
France 24 has posted this image, which is circulating via e-mail in Egypt to promote the use of the hijab and niqab by Egyptian women. The message is the same as that of Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, who in 2006 outraged Australians by comparing un-veiled women to uncovered meat.
As usual, the notion of men having the responsibility to control themselves, or even being able to do so, is completely absent.
And in case she would have seen it, I don’t think she would have said anything different: Spanish Islamic Council supported Zapatero on the March 9th elections.
Related: Photo of Ahmadinejad’s wife. Really well protected.