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Burka

 

a sleeveless felt cloak common in the Caucasus. There are two types: the rider’s burka, which is long, thickpiled, and has seams that form broad shoulders; and the burka worn by those who travel by foot, which is short, smooth, and seamless—a necessary part of the equipment of Caucasian herdsmen.

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The face veil part of the burkha often hangs loose so it can be raised if the woman needs to show her face, otherwise a semi-transparent material is used over the eyes.
But banning the burkha is not the way to get rid of it.
The men are wearing dresses and even silk lingerie beneath their burkhas.
Yesterday security sources revealed that Emwazi, 26, and burkha disguise jihadi Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed met in 2006 at a West London mosque before Emwazi began a computer programming course at Westminster University.
British security services linked him to Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed - a London-based jihadi facing 20 terror charges who in 2013 gave agents the slip disguised as a woman in a burkha.
In Australia, the Muslim community has seen the danger signs of further alienation with each incident, both at home and abroad, by doing what Bahrain has done for some time; opening up mosques to foreigners, explaining the wider religion beyond the burkha and the fundamentalism of the few.
The veil and burkha dominate the lives of women, and only a minority have access to education.
The young woman is covered in a burkha, she wears no makeup, goes to a girls- only school and carries a rakhi instead of pepper spray to disarm rapists.
4 (ANI): A bid to ban the burkha in Britain was effectively buried in red tape in the Commons yesterday.
A ban on the burkha is expected to be passed next month by France's upper house in a move which critics fear will alienate and stigmatise Muslims.
A MOTHER-OF-SIX who was caught with an explosives manual in her burkha at Liverpool's John Lennon airport walked free from court yesterday.
A PASSENGER was found with a "mini encyclopaedia of weapons making" in the sleeve of her burkha as she passed through Liverpool's airport.