This is an embarrassingly twisted view, for several reasons.
First of all, van der Bellen references a myth. The Danish king or Danish people did not start to wear David's Star in solidarity to Jews. Anyone can quickly check this with Snopes. It did not happen.
|When a religious symbol is used in a|
situation like in this Alamy stock photo,
that is what vilifies its meaning.
Otherwise, no one cares.
(At least I hope the wearing of hijab is voluntary, and not instigated by fear of reprisals and violence.)
Finally, I can only wonder why van der Bellen proposes that Austrian women should start wearing hijab in solidarity. Wouldn't it make a lot more sense if Austrian men, and Alexander himself in particular, would start with that solidarity?