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  • n  a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan
    the Taliban forced all women to wear the burqa

  • Since the full-coverage swimsuit dubbed the Burqini (as in burqa plus bikini) hit the international market in January, devout Muslim women have been snapping them up.
  • Apparently filmed on a mobile phone, the video image shows two men pinning down a burqa-clad woman as a bearded man in a turban flogs her with a whip The government's agreement .
  • JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK AFP Getty In his speech at Versailles, Sarkozy denounced the burqa, the all-enveloping garment worn by a tiny minority of Muslim women as "not welcome on .

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in UPI.com
    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.
  • Pervez Hoodbhoy in Las Vegas Sun
    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,...
  • Rita Verdonk in Salon
    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.

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