European Statues Veiled on International Women's Day

Statues across Europe were veiled on International Women’s Day:

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Veiled Statues Blog sent information on the protest that took place in Berlin, Braunschweig, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, Moscow, Tampere, and Turku.

European Public Statues Veiled on International Women’s Day

Anonymous Group of Democratic and Free Thinking
Press Release March 7, 2008

Throughout the night on 6th of March we have successfully continued our statue veiling campaign. With this reappearing action, we want to inspire the public to discussion concerning Islamisation and associated taboo subjects. By veiling statues in Berlin, Braunschweig, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, Moscow, Tampere, and Turku, we have expanded our activities to Germany, Finland and Russia within six months.

• 8 statues have been veiled with a Burqa or headscarf

• Refering to basic European values, the statues have been fitted with an armband reading “gender equality!”

• Every statue has been fitted with a signboard comparing an Article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 1948, and on the other hand quotation from Quran regarding its treatment towards women.


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The aim of the campaign is to refer to the creeping Islamisation endangering the European idea of UNITY IN DIVERSITY and other similar cultural achievements of the liberal thinking world.
Veiled Statues has more on the protest.

Baron Bodissey has the complete list of veilings.

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