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Austrian President Tells “Every Woman” to Wear Hijab to Fight “Islamophobia”

Austrian President Tells “Every Woman” to Wear Hijab to Fight “Islamophobia”

European feminists out protesting Ivanka Trump in Berlin couldn’t be bothered to react

In what should be a new low for women rights in Europe, Austria’s leftist President Alexander van der Bellen has called on “every woman to wear headscarf” in order to fight growing “Islamophobia,” Austrian media reported today. Going by the Austrian media coverage, the otherwise perpetually-offended feminist groups in Austria and Europe have failed to respond to this outrage.

“[I]f it goes on like this, with the rampant Islamophobia, a day will come when we will have to ask every woman to wear a headscarf,” President Van der Bellen, Austria’s recently elected Head of the State could be seen saying in a video clip addressing young students.

Austria’s centre-right government has been mulling new legislations aimed at banning the burqa — Islamic full body garb — from public places. The government is also considering a ban on headscarf for civil servants with executive powers, state attorneys and judges. Austria’s president is infuriated at these developments, which he sees as “Islamophobic”.

As far as liberal European leaders like Van der Bellen are considered: It’s better for every women in the country to be stifled beneath a hijab than to question the rising Islamist tendencies in Europe that want to push women out of public life, and reduce them to second class members of the society.

The video footage of the president’s remarks that were made few weeks ago had only surfaced in the Austrian media on Tuesday. The Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported today:

[Austrian] President Alexander Van der Bellen will soon be completing 100 days in office. To mark this ‘jubilee’ [Austrian broadcaster] ORF aired a report on Tuesday looking back at his tenure so far. In the course of the coverage a talk was broadcaster that took place in the ‘House of European Union’ – that clip is now causing uproar in the social media. [In that clip] President could be heard telling students that the day will come when we would have to tell all women to wear headscarf “out of solidarity”.

“It is the right of a women — do men wear headscarf? — to wear whatever they please. That’s what it think about it. And not just Muslim women. Every woman can wear a headscarf. And if it goes on like this, with rampant Islamophobia, a day will come when we will have to ask every women to wear a headscarf. Everyone, in solidarity with those, who do it for religious reasons,” explained the Austrian Head of the State. [Author’s translation]

Austrian daily Kurier, while regretting the President’s formulation, came to his defense saying, “No, he didn’t mean to say that.”

Van der Bellen, son of Russian immigrant parents who fled Stalinist purges, has been a lifelong Social Democrat, but switched over to Austria’s Green Party in the 90s and soon became its leader. As professor of economics at the University of Austria, Van der Bellen came under attack during the presidential campaign for his track record as an advocate of unilateral disarmament of the West during the Cold War, with his opponent, the Nationalist candidate Norbert Hofer, accusing him of aiding Soviet Union and even espionage.

Van der Bellen was the EU-establishment candidate in December’s presidential election. Despite active support from the EU leadership and mainstream media, Van der Bellen only narrowly won the election by a margin of less than 1 percent against the anti-EU candidate Norbert Hofer.

While feminists were out protesting Ivanka Trump at the Women’s Summit in Berlin this week, they couldn’t be bothered to defend their eroding freedoms at the hands of regressive Islamism rising around them — a phenomenon aided by clueless politicians running Europe.

Video: Muslims in Vienna protesting government’s proposed Burqa-ban (February 2017)

[Cover image courtesy France24, YouTube]


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm

Der Ballen is obviously tired of presidenting – it’s such hard work presidenting according to O.

Back in the Cold War this idea was called “unilateral disarmament.”

inspectorudy | April 26, 2017 at 1:16 pm

I believe that the tipping point from a civilized state to a barbaric islamic state has been reached in Europe. The Swedes now have a larger percentage of voters who want LESS immigration than before! DUH! Their whole nation is at risk and they are just now realizing it. This is like here in the US where all of the liberal elites who make our immigration policies live in upscale communities and never experience the real world as we all do. By the time they figure it out it is usually too late.

casualobserver | April 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Hey, perhaps in Austria all women can give up their rights to drive, too. Maybe not every day. How about every other month? They ways they can show Solidarity! are endless.

    RasMoyag in reply to casualobserver. | April 27, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Oh not every other month. Just that week during the month when she is “indisposed.” Agents of the Imam will also be made available for confirmation.

Wearing the hijab is a sign of submission to Islam. Women who do not submit to Islam should not wear it.

    Geologist in reply to tarheelkate. | April 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Any non-Muslim woman found wearing a hijab should be condemned for “cultural misappropriation.”

    I’ll wear a full burqa for Halloween to show how dangerous the burqa is [for concealing suicide vests and other weapons], not to show solidarity with my Muslim friends.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to tarheelkate. | April 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    European women not submitting to Islam? With very few exceptions and with no indication that any of them are in Austria, it cannot be shown that there are any such group.

Next up on Europe’s cultural suicide list: “every woman should let themselves be stoned to fight Islamophobia”

Char Char Binks | April 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Heil Muhammad!

Europe died.

By Suicide.

No logical way to make sense of this. Only reaching in to the spiritual bucket can you pull out any kind of reasonable explanation for what is going on in Europe and over here. Two very different groups are moving together to oppose a common enemy (or enemies). And those enemies are Israel, Biblical Christianity and Western culture / capitalism. As to explaining the growing relationship between these two disparate groups: Islam and progressives? Can a house divided stand?

Why stop at a hijab? All women should undergo genital mutilation to show their solidarity. In fact, I know of a couple of doctors in Michigan who can do the job.

You first, Mr. President!

Austria just elected this dirtbag. What were they thinking?

Richard Aubrey | April 26, 2017 at 5:56 pm

I’mm not sure this would work iAustria:
“Do you want more Trump? Because this is how yuo get more Trump.”
I guess we’ll see.

mumzieistired | April 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Austria is sharia-compliant. Sad.

Put on a filthy sheet and walk around for a couple weeks first, jerk. Then we’ll talk about it.

I’ll choose to wear my Christian Cross instead.

How about HE wear a freaking headscarf?!!

Ya just can’t fix stupid.

Two thoughts on the “Islamophobia” this Euro-flake wants to prevent:

1) “Islamophobia” is a word invented by CAIR, the American arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, designed to be used as a pejorative against people who tell the truth about Islam, and;
2) “Phobia” is defined as an unreasonable fear. It is not at all unreasonable to fear those who have promised to take over your country, destroy your way of life, and subject you to the Three Choices: ‘Revert’ to Islam, agree to live as a dhimmi (a slave in all but name) and pay the jizyah tax, or accept death – there is no other choice.

Well, maybe one other: take up arms against them with the clear understanding that it will be a long fight and may very well cost your life. But at least you’d die as a free man.