I am a big fan of Masarat's and this post reflects a lot on what I have begun to realise about the burkha.
Let me say outright - I am not Muslim. I DO NOT wear a burkha/hijab/niqab. But the thought of not worrying about what I'm wearing - whether its good for my image or will it offend someone or take away from who I am and what I stand for - is liberating.
I am not saying that it is for everyone but I think we should stop and think. The Hijabi woman is no different than women everywhere. They are living what we preach so often - don't judge a book by its cover.
The debate will rage on and there are some deep issues that need to be dealt with and I will not even begin to touch that topic but on the question of the hijab, I think its time we moved on and stopped focusing on that.