The Council of Europe withdrew tweets about the headscarf in a crackdown on diversity, following harsh criticism from France. A spokesman for the Council of Europe told dpa today that the project proposal is under review. France was shocked by the tweets and announced its strong disapproval of the Council of Europe, Minister of State for Youth, Sarah El-Hairy, told LCI.
Suspected campaign photos are being circulated
The pulled tweets reflected statements from participants in a working group, and not the opinion of the Council of Europe, as is now being said. Despite the withdrawal, photos and statements appeared on Twitter that seemed to belong to the campaign.
You can see women veiling on it and read phrases like “My veil means freedom for me.” According to French media reports, a video clip showing a group of veiled and non-veiled women was part of the campaign.
For Heri, the encouragement to wear the hijab
According to the Council of Europe, the project aims to promote diversity and inclusion and combat hatred and incitement. El-Hari sees wearing a headscarf as part of identity politics, as she wrote on Twitter, that encourages her.
“This position is completely incompatible with the freedom of belief that France defends in all international spheres.” In France, there have been heated debates about blackouts for decades. According to experts, the veil has acquired an even greater symbolic meaning.
Funded by the European Union
According to a spokesperson for the European Union Commission, the European Union has funded the project to combat hate speech in the amount of 340,000 euros. Individual photos not discussed. She said that before you judge the entire project, you have to look at all its parts.
The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, France, is responsible, along with its Court of Justice, for the protection of human rights in its 47 member states. It is not an EU body.
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