Row after Norway Muslim group appoints spokeswoman in full-face veil

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A Muslim organisation in Norway has been criticised for hiring a communications officer who wears a full-face veil, or niqab.

The Islamic Council of Norway IRN, which says it aims to promote unity between Muslims and non-Muslims, appointed 32-year-old Leyla Hasic as its spokeswoman over the weekend.

"I find it amazing that the same people who are so concerned about freedom of expression act this way when a woman in a niqab comes out and participates in working life," he said.

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