der Leyen, the German defence minister has done the unthinkable thus causing outrage in the Muslim nation of Saudi Arabia after she and her entire team refused to cover their hair during an official visit to the country.
Von der Leyen, while in the Muslim county failed to wear the traditional hijab, even when she met with the Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman al Saud.
Her action did not go down well with Saudi Arabians who took to social media to express their displeasure.
Von der Layen was reported by an Iranian newspaper to have said:
“No woman in my delegation will be required to wear the abaya, as the right to choose one’s attire is the right shared by men and women equally.”
This news comes after Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, called for a ban on the burqa in
Germany saying; “With us, the rule is: show your face, that’s why the full veil is not appropriate, it should be banned.”