How wearing the niqab becomes an expression of a person's identity?

Muslim women say they choose to wear the niqab out of religious obligation (doubtful) and as an expression of their identity

Never in the history of the world a person covered his/her face to express personal identity. On the contrary, people decorated their faces to express their identity.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
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    You're ill-informed.

    Many Eastern cultures, like the Japanese and Africans for example, wear masks or face coverings as marks of their identity or title.

    However, in the case of niqab it's not any sort of "identity" but an expression of protest against being discriminated for being from a certain clan or tribe.

    The niqab is also a functional clothing worn by women of all races and religions in desert regions. This keeps the blowing sands out off the hair and face.

    Women who claim "identity" are usually from these regions. Therefore it's their cultural outdoor dress

  • 5 years ago

    It's a tradition which is an expression of one's identity.

    We all know the truth behind those people's bigotry about not allowing women to wear niqab and that's due to stereotypes, ignorance and fear. Like it used to be about black or gay people.

  • 5 years ago

    Wearing a niqab is not for personal identity, but for their religious identity to show the world that they are Muslims.

  • 5 years ago

    They wear it as their obedience to the God.

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