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The Home Office has been humiliated and mocked for the way it has determined to mark World Hijab Day.

The authorities workplace has been accused of being tone-deaf after workers have been invited to have fun World Hijab Day in an inner electronic mail despatched to employees who course of purposes for asylum.

The electronic mail reportedly had a collection of constructive quotes from workers who labored within the Home Office about sporting the hijab.

The electronic mail claimed that the hijab additionally utilized to Muslim males in that it affected their behaviour and inspired them to behave “modestly”. It later concluded by discussing how workers can “offer support” via workshops and coaching that may assist “foster an open and respectful workplace culture”.

However, talking to the Telegraph, one whistleblower mentioned: “The Home Office’s promotion of the hijab is tone deaf and completely ignores the many women who face violence if they refuse to wear the item.”

The promotion the whistleblower was referring to was despatched by the Home Office’s Islamic Network (HOIN) which described the hijab as one thing that was “brought to women as a way of protection”.

Speaking to the publication, Somali-born former Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali added: “It is true that some women choose to wear the hijab, however, it is equally true that many do not and it is forced upon them.

“Islamist groups, organised through networks such as this group in the Home Office, are pushing the hijab because they have an agenda. It is deeply concerning that there is a group of Islamist activists in the Home Office to begin with.”

While British-Iranian human rights activist Maryam Namazie added that the message being despatched by the Home Office was “disturbing” as as a substitute of selling civic values, it promoted Islamic values.

She defined: “Would the Home Office allow a group of white civil servants to promote racial segregation as an exercise in ‘inclusivity’? Yet it is perfectly comfortable with a group advocating the hijab and veiling of women.”

The Home Office’s electronic mail comes weeks after a lady in Iran was lashed 74 instances for not sporting the hijab. The therapy of Roya Heshmati, 33, was condemned by the chairman of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee.

In an announcement following the emergence of those reviews, Alicia Kearns, Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton, mentioned: “I am deeply horrified by the actions of the Iranian authorities and the brutality against Roya Heshmati.

“Women across the world should be free to exercise their human rights, and I admire her bravery in standing up for the freedoms of the women of Iran.”

Ms Kearns added: “A femicide is taking place in Iran. Across the world, we must all raise our voices for these women demonstrating such phenomenal bravery.”

In response to allegations raised within the Telegraph, a spokesperson for the Home Office mentioned: “The Home Office treats its workers equally and pretty. It is a spot the place workers could be themselves at work and share their experiences.”