As France continues to debate the burkini, Ségolène Royal — Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy — was in Iran trying to cut energy and environmental deals with the Islamic Republic.
In a head scarf, of course…
— AFP Tehran (@afptehran) August 28, 2016
From the AFP:
The French minister is travelling for three days with senior business figures from environmental and renewable energy firms specialising in water, pollution and energy efficiency — including the boss of multinational Engie.
People were quick to point out the hypocrisy of French mayors attacking women on the beach while the country’s politicians embrace Islamic dress codes when deals are to be made:
Apparently, French "laicete" doesn't preclude secularists from donning hijab when there are deals to be made https://t.co/U73uOUEeJt
— Borzou Daragahi (@borzou) August 28, 2016
Height of hypocrisy.When u need to cut a deal wear a head scarf but to reinforce liberalism strip a woman https://t.co/0v90UqA7Wk
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) August 28, 2016
— Angus MacKinnon (@AngusM1966) August 28, 2016
France: Covering up OK if for $$ https://t.co/O37euOVr2w
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 28, 2016
At least she isn't wearing a burkini… https://t.co/OI4l21FQha
— Erik Tillman (@ertillman) August 28, 2016
The leopard can't change his spots but the French minister can don hijab when business deals are on the line https://t.co/DZN7BkCu0T
— Dave Clark (@DaveClark_AFP) August 28, 2016
We have no idea what’s up with that leopard, but it is funny.