Air France stewardesses’ mutiny over order to wear headscarves

Funny how that  “tolerance” doesn’t work under Sharia Law.

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Via The Telegraph: Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month.

Female members of flight crews have been ordered to cover their hair once they disembark in Tehran and unions are demanding that the flights be made voluntary for women.

The resumption of a thrice-weekly service between Paris and Tehran, planned for April 17 after an eight-year break, follows a thaw in relations since Iran agreed to dismantle large sections of its nuclear programme.

Iranian women have been forced by law to cover their hair or face stiff fines since the 1979 Islamic revolution. In staunchly secular France, however, public signs of religion have been frowned upon since a 1905 law separating church and state.

French women see Islamic headscarves and veils as an affront to their dignity. Headscarves are banned in French state schools and offices, and it is illegal to wear the full-face Muslim veil in public.

Flore Arrighi, head of the UNAC flight crews’ union, said: “It is not our role to pass judgement on the wearing of headscarves or veils in Iran. What we are denouncing is that it is being made compulsory. Stewardesses must be given the right to refuse these flights.” She added that female staff were entitled to exercise “individual freedoms”.

The financially ailing French airline, which sees the resumption of Tehran flights as an “excellent” business development, pointed out that other airline staff were obliged to comply with Iranian rules. “Tolerance and respect for the customs of the countries we serve are part of the values of our company,” a spokesman said.

The lovely abaya...

The lovely abaya…

In Saudi Arabia, stewardesses must wear the “abaya”, a long robe that covers the body, but unlike Saudi women they are not compelled to wear face veils.

Air France argued that French law allows “the restriction of individual liberties” if “justified by the nature of the task to be accomplished.”

The deputy head of the SNPNC flight crews’ union, Christophe Pillet, said: “Female staff do not wish to have dress regulations imposed on them, especially the obligation to wear an Air France scarf that completely covers their hair as soon as they leave the plane.”

Stewardesses normally have a choice between a uniform with a skirt or trousers, but they have been instructed to wear a long jacket and trousers on Tehran flights. Mr. Pillet said flight crews were prepared to wear headscarves in Iran when out of uniform, but objected to being ordered to wear them as part of their uniform. Unions want Tehran flights to be made voluntary without penalties for staff, deductions from wages or consequences for their careers.

Another union representing flight crews, UNAC, has written to the minister for women’s rights and families, Laurence Rossignol, complaining about the headscarf order. Ms. Rossignol, who describes herself as “a feminist with a modern vision of the family”, was herself embroiled in a row over headscarves last month prompted by Marks and Spencer’s decision to sell the burkini, or full body swimsuit. Women who wear veils or Islamic headscarves, she said, were like “negroes who supported slavery”.

Françoise Redolfi of the UNSA union said Air France had told staff it was restoring rules that applied before 2008, when Air France discontinued flights to Iran as the country’s relations with western nations deteriorated over concerns that it was seeking to develop nuclear weapons. “The general environment now is much more sensitive,” she said. “Many female members of flight crews have informed us that it is out of the question that they be obliged to wear headscarves. It is not professional and they see it as an insult to their dignity.”


24 responses to “Air France stewardesses’ mutiny over order to wear headscarves

  1. If showing hair is so ( whatever their putrid minds come up with ) , Then why are they allowed to wear make up without a vail across their faces ?

    Personally , ( trying to think this out like a Muslim should ) , the make up is more provocative than a head of hair . Judging by the pic of the lady wearing the abaya .

    Moral of the story , if a company sees a chance to make money …….They will push their employees to obey idiotic customs of another p.o.v.

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  2. She better lose that bottle of campaign too.
    Who in their right mind would be going to Iran?
    For the incoming flights from Iran; are suicide vests and AK’s considered carry-on?


    • Not incoming , outgoing


      • incoming to France. Flights originating in Iran flying to countries that are still considered non-Muslim.

        Actually it could be argued that not wearing the Muslim getup poses an occupational hazard. The women could get raped sodomized, imprisoned, enslaved, stoned or beheaded.


  3. champagne


  4. I support the flight attendants. Stand up for your beliefs or you will be forced to believe and kneel before the BS of islam. AirFrance is nuts.


    • Agree Jack…..I hope that you and everyone else understands that these “body enrobements” represent a “portable” 24-7 enprisonment?????? why throw you mother/wife/daughter/etc into confinement when you can effectively DO IT with a few yards of material??????? Can you RUN in it? Can you even WALK in it comfortably? Can you be in any sort of “neutral” or even “disguise” mode while wearing it (UNLESS you are a MAN using it as a disguise to escape something?????) Can you be identified while wearing it???? Can you develop any sort of independent “career” with it swaddling you like a ball and chain? Can you ESCAPE your identity of BELONGING to someone else while wearing it??????? AND SO ON….THE answer to all of these questions is a resounding “NO!!!!!” THIS PRACTICE is like the “Scarlet Letter” of our own distant past….a BRANDING IRON…..a claim of “ownership,” and, ultimately, a portable PRISON.


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  6. I stand with the air line stewardesses on this this. No one would want to take these particular flights.


    • Dear Auntie Lulu, I agree w/yr sentiments, as usual, and would add this: perhaps coming history will see a French woman or women lead the West to rediscover its heritage of liberty, just as the French gifted the Statue of Liberty to the defunct Republic of the United States, now become the USSA.


  7. Islam is a religion with a deep fear and loathing of women. Iran, of course, was steered back to the 7th Century thanks to American foreign policy and the CIA, which deposed the Shah (no lover of liberty, he) and ushered in the Ayatollah Khomeini.
    At any rate, HOORAY for these intrepid stewardesses!

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    • Never forget, Steven, that Iran was a republican democracy [such as the USSA formerly was] NOT an Islamic theocracy, but it was overthrown by the CIA in its first such action, under the dysfunctional Kermit Roosevelt Jr [,_Jr.] who had been assigned to ‘direct’ it, by his higher-ups in the fledgling CIA, in their belief he’d be out of the way, unable to cause any problems. “Talk aboutcher hindy-sighty!” as Canada’s Charlie Farquharson would have said.

      KRJr was –like his father– a severe alcoholic, but unlike dad he didn’t commit suicide w/a pistol to the head, which, had he done so in time, would have saved us from what followed.

      Instead he & a few ‘adventurous’ chums decided to curry favour w/both the Brits MI6, the Saudi Mafia, and others of that ilk by taking down Mohammad Mosaddegh, the democratically-elected President of the Iranian Republic [] and replace him w/the completely corrupt Shah:
      “In 1944, Mosaddegh was once again elected to parliament. This time he took the lead of Jebhe Melli (National Front of Iran), an organization he had founded with nineteen others such as Hossein Fatemi, Ahmad Zirakzadeh, Ali Shayegan and Karim Sanjabi, aiming to establish democracy and end the foreign presence in Iranian politics, especially by nationalizing the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company’s (AIOC) operations in Iran.”

      Well, as we used to say in VietNam, ‘there it is’: those damned Persians wanted control of the British and USA’s oil!

      According to Chalmers Johnson, historian of the CIA & other areas, this was likely the initial step by which the Republic was gradually taken down by its internal enemies, i.e., Congress and the 1% plutocracy which gives them their marching orders. Or are they Bizarro New World Disodours?


      • JOSEPH—THANX so MUCH for this history lesson…I did NOT know this background!!!!! Explains so much! You have NOW sent me off on probably a year’s-worth of research, starting with Kermit…..I THOUGHT I’d read everything on that family…..and around the edges….but, appears NOT! Need to dig into your political/econ clues. 🙂 Like an archaeologist, don’t you just LOVE a “dig” into historical documents that will end up “spilling” a story???????


  8. Islam sucks


  9. I definitely support the stewardesses. I hope they demand that they aren’t required to do those flights. I also hope that the French people take a hold of their country before they totally lose it.

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  10. Why would any sane person want to work a flight loaded with Islamic dune monkeys that want them dead in the first place?



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