The Virtual Mosque

The Niqab and burqa

Are Women Obliged To Cover Their Whole Bodies? A few days ago Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, said that he supported the headteachers and principals who tried to ban Muslim students and teachers from wearing a niqab or a burqa to school. He went on to say that school inspectors should downgrade schools where students or teachers wear [...]


Niqab wearing women reply

We spotted this article in The Times newspaper in the UK. It is a response from the “niqab-wearing” brigade and is well written and well argued. It misses out one point, perhaps deliberately that the West cannot both argue that it gives everyone freedom to practice their religion as they choose and, at the same time, ban niqab etc in France [...]