'Hijab Day' Sparks Controversy at Paris's Sciences Po

April 22, 2016

A “Hijab Day” at the prestigious Sciences Po, in Paris, has sparked controversy, Agence France-Presse reported.

The student organizers of the event invited classmates to wear a Muslim head scarf for a day in a show of solidarity, describing the event on their Facebook page as an opportunity to “experience the stigmatization experienced by veiled women in France.” #HijabDay trended at the top of French Twitter and was praised by some and condemned by others. The philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy tweeted, “Hijab Day at Sc Po. When will there be a sharia day? Stoning? Slavery?”

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