‘Please uncover your face. It’s our custom’

“Would it be wrong to try to convey to communities in Britain who adopt the full hijab that, though it is a woman’s legal right to dress as she chooses, she should recognise that she’s in a country where many people will find a masked face disturbing, and that (without meaning to) she is acting in a culturally inappropriate manner, which may offend?”

Matthew Parris poses the question, in the Times, 28 May 2009

See also ENGAGE, 29 May 2009