Sunday, April 3, 2016

Forcing Muslim Religion on Others: Air France stewardesses furious over order to wear headscarves on Tehran flights

Egyptian woman wearing Hijab, Creative Commons

Isn’t it interesting how people are expected to make accommodations for the Muslim faith, but when it’s the other way around Muslims are treated with kid gloves.
  Sorry, I’m not buying it.  Let Iran be isolated if they can’t adjust to modernity.   

Fox News reports Air France stewardesses have caused an uproar over new uniform rules that will require them to wear headscarves on flights from Paris to Tehran when the airline resumes services there later this month
Female flight crew members have been told to cover their hair once they disembark for the Iranian capital, the UK Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Unions are urging the airline that those flights should be made voluntary for women.

Flights between Paris and Tehran will happen three times per week starting April 17. The resumption comes after an eight-year break, stemming from the completion of the Iran nuclear deal.

Iranian women have been forced to cover their hair or face fines since the Islamic revolution in 1979. The Telegraph notes that public signs of religion have been “frowned upon” in France since the country enacted a law separating church and state in 1905.

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