burka : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • Now that the Taliban has fled the city, a few brave women have shed the burka--the head-to-toe garment, to Western eyes a kind of body bag for the living, made mandatory by the .
  • She pulls her light blue-colored burka back to reveal dark lipstick, gold earrings and faux leopard skin high heels.
  • What are Afghan women really like beneath the burka? Talk to three from Dasht-i-Qaleh, a tiny, impoverished village long held by the Northern Alliance.
News & Articles

  • Texas state Rep. Naomi Gonzalez named one of 'Texas Monthly's' worst of 2013
    AUSTIN -- State Rep. Naomi Gonzalez, D-El Paso, will be named one of the 10 worst legislators of 2013 by Texas Monthly magazine, Senior Executive Editor Paul Burka wrote on his blog Wednesday.
    June 12, 2013 - El Paso Times
  • Ax-Wielding, Burka-Clad Burglars Rob Selfridges
    Yesterday evening, a gang of burglars with axes and hammers burst into the Selfridges flagship store on London's Oxford Street. The store had not yet closed for the evening, and several customers were still milling about the floor. The thieves, at least one of whom was disguised with a burka, ... More »
    June 7, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in Courier Mail
    The burka is not a sign of religion,says French President Nicolas Sarkozy, "it is a sign of subservience. It will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic."
  • Rita Verdonk in Canada.com
    The cabinet finds it undesirable that face-covering clothing - including the burka - is worn in public places for reasons of public order, security and protection of citizens,Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk said in a statement.
  • Geert Wilders in 570 News
    The burka and niqab are a symbol of oppression of women,Wilders said in a telephone interview.

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