Out here in flyover country, a disturbing trend is presenting itself – the niqab, or Muslim women’s face covering is appearing more and more. To see it in a country where women are encouraged to consider themselves the equal of men and valued in our own right is rather jarring whether we agree with the notion or not.
The United States is not a Muslim theocracy where women HAVE to over themselves from head to toe everyday just because the mullahs say so. Tough for those who think we are no longer Christian, too.
In trying to find out how it is that Islam insists on this practice as there are many women who only wear a headscarf for modesty, a little research was in order. In the process, an even more jarring factoid about Muslim women’s attire surfaced – outside of the hard-line theocracies, wearing a niqab is a…
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