Saturday, January 27, 2007
To Veil or Not to Veil? How Many Times to Ask the Question?
The BBC speaks with four Muslim women about why they wear the veil. One, a munaqaba (full face cover), chose to wear it because it's an "act of worship" and because she doesn't trust men and wants to protect herself. Another, an Iraqi, is forced to wear a hijab at gun point. The other two are coerced into wearing it by peer pressure and social harassment.