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Hijab, niqab or plain nothing?

Hijab, niqab or plain nothing?

(10:24) Three Muslim women discuss why they do or don't cover their faces. The hijab is a head scarf. The niqab is the full head covering with just an eye slit. The burqa is the most extreme covering the woman from head to toe. Even the eyes covered with a mesh.

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Guest: kat (1493 days ago)
There is nothing in the Koran that says they should cover their hair and face, it is all about the male dominance in the household. Also their faith thinks that women are the seducers of men.
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There is nothing in the Koran that says they should cover their hair and face, it is all about the male dominance in the household. Also their faith thinks that women are the seducers of men.
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Guest: DW (1484 days ago)
Latest comment: ool
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Latest comment: ool
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Guest: Guest2013 (1493 days ago)
The problem is that, culturally, women wearing the niqab or burqua are just as bad as size-zero models. It imposes pressure on young girls to conform to something which will harm them, and where at least some of these girls have not had the education to make a free and informed choice. The elephant in the room is the truth or falseness of religion... if we believe that Allah exists, then it is acceptable to submit to his will in whatever manner you see fit; but if we don't believe in a deity, then accepting the niqab is complicity in child abuse.
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The problem is that, culturally, women wearing the niqab or burqua are just as bad as size-zero models. It imposes pressure on young girls to conform to something which will harm them, and where at least some of these girls have not had the education to make a free and informed choice. The elephant in the room is the truth or falseness of religion... if we believe that Allah exists, then it is acceptable to submit to his will in whatever manner you see fit; but if we don't believe in a deity, then accepting the niqab is complicity in child abuse.
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Guest: DW (1484 days ago)
I would not interact with a person wearing a veil, anymore than I would engage with someone wearing a balaclava or anything making identifications not possible....
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I would not interact with a person wearing a veil, anymore than I would engage with someone wearing a balaclava or anything making identifications not possible....
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Guest: Haroon54354 (1494 days ago)
As a Muslim in the UK - I would like to point out that 10 years ago - you never saw a single woman wearing Hijab. It was such a very rare sight in the UK. But these fanatical jihadi monsters, They are not even 0.01% of the Muslim community, but have been allowed to come to the fore and they have somehow become the face of all Muslims. (Through media) Now, the jihadi women are being coaxed to wear the Hijab and frowned upon if they don't. Amongst our community I will see more than 1,000 Muslim women before I will see ONE wearing the hijab - but in some areas it is as high as 1%. This does not mean that ONLY, jihadi women wear hijab - but ALL jihadi women wear hijab. The rest, (a very small minority) probably less than 10% (of all wearers) wear it.
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As a Muslim in the UK - I would like to point out that 10 years ago - you never saw a single woman wearing Hijab. It was such a very rare sight in the UK. But these fanatical jihadi monsters, They are not even 0.01% of the Muslim community, but have been allowed to come to the fore and they have somehow become the face of all Muslims. (Through media) Now, the jihadi women are being coaxed to wear the Hijab and frowned upon if they don't. Amongst our community I will see more than 1,000 Muslim women before I will see ONE wearing the hijab - but in some areas it is as high as 1%. This does not mean that ONLY, jihadi women wear hijab - but ALL jihadi women wear hijab. The rest, (a very small minority) probably less than 10% (of all wearers) wear it.
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Guest: IReallyDontUnderstand (1494 days ago)
I wouldn't even think of talking to women if they were dressed in this way. I would feel intimidated that I would somehow offend them if I tried to initiate a conversation with them. If God made us all equal, where is the male equivalent dress code ?
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I wouldn't even think of talking to women if they were dressed in this way. I would feel intimidated that I would somehow offend them if I tried to initiate a conversation with them. If God made us all equal, where is the male equivalent dress code ?
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Guest: Stanley marsh (1493 days ago)
The reason there isn't a male equivalent is because most women aren't swayed overwhelmingly in their view of men based on their looks. You don't see many reports worldwide of groups of women rapeing a poor helpless man.
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The reason there isn't a male equivalent is because most women aren't swayed overwhelmingly in their view of men based on their looks. You don't see many reports worldwide of groups of women rapeing a poor helpless man.
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Guest: Invisible Friend (1493 days ago)
True, they're much more into rich powerful men...
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True, they're much more into rich powerful men...
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Guest: IReallyDontUnderstand (1492 days ago)
Are you saying if you wear this type of clothing you won't get raped ? Women don't base their views on looks !!!
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Are you saying if you wear this type of clothing you won't get raped ? Women don't base their views on looks !!!
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WellHungarian WellHungarian (1493 days ago)
Must be really bad wearing a niqab if you've got bad breath.
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Must be really bad wearing a niqab if you've got bad breath.
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Guest: Liberal (1494 days ago)
If somebody has the right to wear the full vail then i have the right to not communicate with that person .
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If somebody has the right to wear the full vail then i have the right to not communicate with that person .
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Guest: dont_judge (1492 days ago)
Nobody is stopping you from doing that.
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Nobody is stopping you from doing that.
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Guest: (1485 days ago)
Beyond the accessory nature of facial expressions in spoken communication between people, they play a significant role in communication with sign language. Many phrases in sign language include facial expressions in the display.
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Beyond the accessory nature of facial expressions in spoken communication between people, they play a significant role in communication with sign language. Many phrases in sign language include facial expressions in the display.
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Guest: sc (1485 days ago)
Beyond the accessory nature of facial expressions in spoken communication between people, they play a significant role in communication with sign language. Many phrases in sign language include facial expressions in the display.
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Beyond the accessory nature of facial expressions in spoken communication between people, they play a significant role in communication with sign language. Many phrases in sign language include facial expressions in the display.
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Guest: budgie98 (1494 days ago)
I can't understand why. if these burqa women are so ugly that they have to be hidden like the Elephant Man' that men marry them!
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I can't understand why. if these burqa women are so ugly that they have to be hidden like the Elephant Man' that men marry them!
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Guest: Stanley Marsh (1493 days ago)
The opposite. The idea is that these women hide their beauty and sex appeal in order to avoid tempting men. Also useful to note that the majority of Arabic women are remarkably beautiful.
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The opposite. The idea is that these women hide their beauty and sex appeal in order to avoid tempting men. Also useful to note that the majority of Arabic women are remarkably beautiful.
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Guest: Just asking (1493 days ago)
How would you know?
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How would you know?
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Guest: Stanley Marsh (1493 days ago)
Education..try it sometime.
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Education..try it sometime.
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Guest: joey london (1492 days ago)
Muslim women are the ugliest women in the world with there big noses, bushy eye browes, hairy backs, bearded chins and crooked teeth, Im happy that there men cover them up if my girlfriend was that ugly id cover her up as well
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Muslim women are the ugliest women in the world with there big noses, bushy eye browes, hairy backs, bearded chins and crooked teeth, Im happy that there men cover them up if my girlfriend was that ugly id cover her up as well
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