“Many times the Taliban had threatened her as she continued to go outside without an Islamic burqa,” says Nayab Khan.
On Monday, Sarkozy singled out the burqa as a way to appeal to French conservatives.
She was frequently teased by children, says Nayab Khan, for her habit of running around without a burqa.
Since she had no burqa, the oversize veil was the closest Malika could come to following Taliban rules.
One reader proposed taking up a collection so I could “buy …a burqa: This would certainly improve the aesthetics around Stanford.”
In the speech, he backed the idea of a parliamentary commission to consider whether to ban the burqa outright.
My first time I stayed among the locals, venturing into the bazaars unchallenged, often donning a burqa.
In contrast, in the U.S., bad, unexamined ideas sail through wearing the burqa of bipartisanship.
The burqa, like beards for men, has become a declaration of defiance and rejection of all things Western.
“Banning the burqa” is really just a matter of public security and common sense.
1836, from Hindi, from Arabic burqa'.