Your guide to Islamic head covering.
The most common form of head coverage for Muslim women is the Hijab (left). It’s a square scarf covering head and neck.
The Burqa (right) is downright scary. It’s a heavy drapery that covers the entire body of the female, allowing only a mesh area around the eyes for seeing.
The Niqab (left) is not much better than the Burqa. It covers all of the head and neck, allowing only the eyes to be exposed.
The Chador (right), like the burqa, is a full body black cloak with a smaller headscarf worn underneath.
The Shayla (left) and the Hijab are the only Islamic veils that I think should be allowed in western nations. The burqa, the Nigab, and the chador should not be acceptable. They are obstructive, heavy and downright scary and militant. These types of wear deny individuality, personality and identity.
People may legitimately ask why it’s my business and whether these women have a right to wear what they want.
The first question is irrelevant, since it’s an opinion that I am expressing. The second question is trickier to deal with. They do have a right to wear what they want, but like the issue surrounding Sharia Law, the cultures of these women don’t allow them any such rights.
It’s naive to assume that these women are wearing these because they want to, since it’s hard to determine if what these women say is their true feelings or if it’s influenced by the males in the families. A Muslim woman won’t say she’s being forced to wear a nigab if it means her husband will beat her when she goes home.