by Esmerelda Weatherwax (December 2011)
The woman in the niqab, burka, yashmak or whatever you want to call a veil that covers the face is a very common sight around east London. I am not the only one who has written at this site on the way being unable to see the face cuts such women off from the social interaction normal in English society. more>>>
Covering the face isn't even Islamic - and God knows Islam is bad enough towards women. It's Islamic-er than thou.
It isn't about prejudice on our part - it is simply impossible to read a person when you can't see her face.
"Allah doesn’t make his face to shine upon his slaves – he is remote, unknowable and terrifying."
Wajh you talkin' about? Try Qur'an 2:115 on for size.