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The German female minister refused to wear a headscarf in the sand, causing local indignation

German Defense Minister Von der Lairn last week to Saudi Arabia for a two-day visit. During the visit, she refused to wear a scarf, which led to anger of the sand people.

During her visit to the sand, Vondelain was wearing a dark blue trousers and a blonde short hair. Accompanied by her Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia and Defense Minister Mohamed bin Salman, wearing a traditional white robe, also wearing a red and white plaid scarf.


Participating local women entrepreneurs, also wearing a black body wrapped in robes. Sand law, women must wear a scarf, in public places can only expose the face and hands.

In an interview, von der Ryan respect their refusal to wear a headscarf, “I decided not to wear a scarf, pants.

Allegedly, the delegation arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday, the German embassy to the accompanying female officers robe, and asked to wear headscarves. This caused von der Lain’s discontent.

“Any woman in my delegation can decide what to wear,” she said, “and women enjoy the same right to dress as men do.

Vondelain visit without wearing a headscarf, caused dissatisfaction in the local sand. Many Sandy people in social media accused her of disrespect for local tradition. “The German defense minister does not wear a headscarf in the sand is a deliberate act, which is an insult to Saudi Arabia,” a netizen wrote.

There are German media that, von der Ryan refused to wear a headscarf may contain political significance. Recently, with her belong to the German Christian Democratic Union Chancellor Angela Merkel, will be banned in Germany to wear the cover of the head scarf. If von der Lain visit wearing a scarf, will lead to domestic question.

In fact, in 2010, Angela Merkel visited Saudi Arabia and during the first lady Michelle in 2015 with Obama during the visit to Saudi Arabia, also did not wear a headscarf.

Source : Internet

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