But do those who choose to veil think of women in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and even the west, who are prosecuted, flogged, tortured or killed for not complying? You can unsubscribe at any time and we will not pass on your information. It is a choice at the end of the day, but I prefer to wear it and identify myself as a Muslim. Lismore women combat Islamophobia Canberrans 'meet a Muslim' Life behind the veil Women In Solidarity with Hijabs campaign aims 'No-one sits next to me anymore' Halal BBQ brings Islam to wider community The 'burka ban' call only creates division Burkas 'confronting' but no justification for ban: But I regard their victories as a rejection of social compromise. I know this might sound a little weird, but I don't really think of symbolism and stuff, I follow it because God says it is the right and sensible thing to do and it is.
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Explainer: Why do Muslim women wear a burka, niqab or hijab?
The largest Islamic community organisation in Switzerland, the Islamic Central Council, recommended that Muslim women continue to cover their faces. Read about our editorial guiding principles and the enforceable standard our journalists follow. Storms batter Sydney Sydneysiders woke to thunder and torrential rain on Wednesday morning and it did not take long for snaps of the storm to start dominating social media. Women I respect and like wear hijabs and jilbabs to articulate their faith and identity. One day inas she disembarked from a train in Cairo, she threw off her veil and claimed her right to be visible.