Photo of a sympathiser published on the event’s Facebook page.
[UPDATE - November 17, 6 p.m. Paris time]
The photos published on the Facebook page “Resounding Cries” were not photos of Egyptian men. They were in fact photos of Iranian men who took part in a 2009 campaign to denounce the arrest of an Iranian student, Majid Tavakoli, who was accused by the Iranian regime of dressing up like a woman to elude the police. At the time, we published a story on this campaign.
An Iranian journalist, Negar Mortavazi, alerted us to the true origin of these photos.
FRANCE 24 has tried to join Aliaa El Madhy, the Egyptian blogger who made the call for Egyptian men to take photos of themselves wearing veils. The Facebook page on which the photos were posted has been deleted. For the time being, we do not know whether she posted these photos herself, or whether Internet users posted these photos to her Facebook page.
An Egyptian student has created a Facebook page to launch an appeal to men: post photos of yourselves wearing the Islamic veil. This young woman believes it is unjust that a dress code is imposed only on women. It’s an amusing initiative but the message has not been well received by some.
Dozens of Egyptian men have already responded to the call since the initiative’s launch on November 1. Some internet users have even suggested transforming this project into a peaceful demonstration in Cairo’s famous Tahrir Square.
Photos published on Facebook.