BBC Burka Guide

I may have posted this before, but if you confuse your hijab with your burka, the BBC have this handy guide. Gotta love their “choice” of words.

Conservative choiceThe niqab is a veil for the face that leaves the area around the eyes clear. However, it may be worn with a separate eye veil.

The niqab attracted the attention of cabinet minister Jack Straw, who said he would prefer that Muslim women did not cover their faces. It is worn with an accompanying headscarf.

The burka is the most concealing of all Islamic veils. It covers the entire face and body, leaving just a mesh screen to see through.

Funny, I’ve always understood that the burka wasn’t a choice, at least not one made by women.

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