Hijab-clad Greek woman to represent European Parliament elections
Reports indicate that a hijab-clad Greek woman has become the first ever Muslim candidate to represent her country at the coming European Parliament elections, hoping to prevent anti-Muslim discrimination and ensure equality for the religious minority.
Anna Stamou, a former yoga teacher and now an activist politician have been nominated from the Eco Green Party Greece.
Anna Stamou, a former yoga teacher and now an activist politician said the ecological political party that is a member of the European Green party as it perfectly reflects her opinions.
Stamou is the first veiled nominee in the European Parliament (EP) elections on May 25.
If elected, she would be the first EU parliament member to don the Islamic headscarf.
Being a graduate of business management and once a yoga trainer, her life as a politician started after reverting to Islam at the age of 30.
Stamou was born an Orthodox Christian but “found the answers to her questions” in Islam after delving for years into all religions.
Leading a Muslim life since she embraced Islam, she is responsible for the public relations at the Muslim Association of Greece and is wife of the head of the Muslim Association also.