niqab niqab

Definition(s):

  • (n) a face veil covering the lower part of the face (up to the eyes) worn by observant Muslim women

Usage(s):

  1. I wouldn't want a niqab-wearer as a role model for my child, and I wouldn't want to explain that his teacher considers her bare face somehow immoral.
  2. It's time to speak out against the niqab, the Muslim body and face veil, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
  3. I wear niqab and abaya, and I've flown out of DCA on several occasions, and I have to admit that for the most part I've never had any problems.

News

  • Beyond the veil

    Women who wear the full Muslim garb in Ireland, including covering their faces have defended their choice. Speaking to The Irish Times the women stated they voluntarily donned the niqab and were happy doing it.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Irish Central

Quotes

  1. "The burqa and niqab are a symbol of oppression of women," Wilders told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Geert Wilders Source: Forbes

  2. Lord Ahmed, who became the first Muslim peer in 1988, told the Yorkshire Post: "The veil is now a mark of separation, segregation and defiance against mainstream British culture. But there's nothing in the Koran to say that the wearing of a niqab is...
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Lord Nazir Ahmed Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. He said: "This is Britain; we are not a Muslim country. Covering one's face in public is strange, and to many people it is intimidating and offensive." "I seriously think that a ban on wearing the niqab or the burqa in public should be...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Philip Hollobone Source: Zee News

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