niqab : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • Following France's school laws and the calls by Britain's Prime Minister to refrain from wearing the niqab in public, the Dutch center-right government has pledged that if it is .
  • But last week, in his local newspaper, Straw came out against the niqab, the full body and face veil worn by some Muslim women.
  • It would be more sincere for niqab-wearers to say that they accept the cost of refusing to compromise on the niqab; that it will be considered provocative by their non-Muslim .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 29, 2013 - Irish Central

  • Geert Wilders in Forbes
    The burqa and niqab are a symbol of oppression of women,Wilders told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
  • Lord Nazir Ahmed in
    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...
  • Philip Hollobone in Zee News
    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...

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