The niqab is the full face veil, leaving only the eyes uncovered. The hijab covers only the hair. Liberation from oppression? The ever-clueless MailOnline thinks so, but it isn’t. Just a lessening of the oppression. Both the niqab and the hijab are based on the same principle, that it is the woman’s responsibility to remove temptation for men, and their fault if the men are tempted nonetheless. Both thus represent a demonization of women and an ongoing low-level threat posed to them.
“The moment one woman ditched the symbol of ISIS oppression by throwing off her niqab after her village is liberated in Syria,” by Sara Malm, MailOnline, June 10, 2016:
This is the joyful moment a woman literally casts off ISIS rule by taking off her terrorist-imposed black niqab in front of fellow liberated villagers in northern Syria.
The strict dress code implemented by ISIS in their conquered areas in Syria and Iraq dictates that all women be covered from head to toe in black, covering their faces with a veil.
Images of women celebrating their freedom by no longer covering their faces in black veils are flowing out of Aleppo, where several villages and towns have been liberated from ISIS this week.
The unnamed woman is seen cheering as she removes the full-face black niqab to reveal a bright purple hijab underneath.
Other women in the village on the outskirts of Manbij, Aleppo, stand next to her, all wearing coloured dresses with their hands and faces exposed….