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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Niqab veil is the 'woman's choice' - Today Programme debate



I took part in the Today Programme debate on the Niqab. You can listen here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24185667

21 September 2013 Last updated at 09:43 BST 


The Muslim face veil, Niqab, has been prominent in the news of late.
Firstly there was a court ruling over whether a defendant could wear it in court or not, a home office minister calling for a national debate, and now there is to be a review into whether NHS staff in England, should be allowed to wear full face veils. 

There has also been a U-turn last week by a college in Birmingham, which first banned the Niqab, and then after pressure from students, changed its mind. 

The Today programme's Zubeida Malik met a group of British Muslim women to discuss the issues raised, and what they really think of the Niqab. 

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Saturday 21 September 2013. Listen here