Kiwirob wrote:TheFlyingDisk wrote:I too agree that face covering veils should be discouraged.The hijab is necessary, but a burqa or a niqab is not - this is strictly a cultural aspect of clothing limited to the Middle East, where the niqab logically serves a purpose, covering their faces in the event of a haboob/dust storm event.
What make the hijab necessary in Europe? I've yet to see a dust storm in Norway and they don't keep the rain off.
The hijab is the veil covering the hair & neck. This is necessary everywhere because for Muslim women dressing modestly meaning covering themselves from head to toe with the exception of the FACE & the palm of their hands. It's the niqab - the veil covering just the bottom part of the face, that's unnecessary. HOWEVER, this doesn't mean that they can't wear Western fashions like jeans, shirts & skirts - just no plunging necklines, body-hugging clothes or short skirts.
As for the picture - you can't see it? It's coming out OK on my screen.