Aussie city council asked women to wear hijab for 3 hours on Friday to ‘raise awareness’

Aussie city council asked women to wear hijab for 3 hours on Friday to ‘raise awareness’

[Ed. – My goodness, that’s stupid.  Next they’ll be asking non-Christians to hang crosses around their necks. Right?]

A local council has created controversy by asking non-Islamic women to wear hijabs in a ‘social experiment’ to increase awareness and education.

The City of Greater Dandenong Council in Victoria to wear the religious headdress for three hours today, as part of its plans to celebrate ‘National Youth Week.’

The event, which will also be filmed, has been designed to ‘provide awareness, insight and education’ for the community.

However, critics of the plan said it will create further division in the community, according to the Herald Sun.

‘If we’re going to have people dressing up as Muslims for three hours, why doesn’t the council encourage people to dress up as Christians,’ Institute of Public Affairs executive director John Roskam said. …

Islamic Friendship Association president Keysar Trad said the project would be attacked, but it was a way for people to positively engage with the Muslim community and gain a different perspective.

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