burqa burqa


  • (n) a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan


  1. When a woman wearing a blue burqa showed up near the Kabul airport three days after the Taliban fled the capital last November, no one gave her a second glance.
  2. Now, as then, she is enveloped by a human burqa of four bodyguards.
  3. In a hushed Oslo nightclub, a woman takes the stage in a black burqa, the all-enveloping garment conservative Muslim women wear in countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan.


  • Selfridges in London robbed by smash-and-grab thieves

    LONDON, June 7 (UPI) -- Two men, one in a burqa, were arrested Thursday when their moped crashed shortly after a robbery at the London department store Selfridges, witnesses said.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: UPI

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  1. "The burqa is not a religious sign, it's a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement, I want to say it solemnly," he said.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: UPI.com

  2. "Through ceaseless proselytizing and subtle pressure tactics, Al-Huda has brought a majority of my university's students under the burqa," Hoodbhoy said in an e-mail. "In comparison with students of earlier decades, they are less confident,...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Pervez Hoodbhoy Source: Las Vegas Sun

  3. "The Cabinet finds it undesirable that face-covering clothing -- including the burqa -- is worn in public places for reasons of public order, security and protection of citizens," Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk said.
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Rita Verdonk Source: Salon

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