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Wearing A Veil In Britain - 21 August 2014 - Sort by:
Wearing A Veil In Britain - 21 August 2014
Many young Muslim women living in Britain chose to wear a headscarf despite figures showing rising violence against visibly identifiable Muslims. In spite of a common view that young Muslim women are forced to wear veils by their families, data and anecdotes point to the opposite in Muslim minority countries where it is often the case that the women themselves choose to cover up.
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Sundas' grandmother, Bashir (L) wishes her luck before... more
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Sundas' grandmother, Bashir (L) wishes her luck before her Islamic wedding blessing held at home in Walthamstow, east London November 16, 2013. Sundas started wearing a headscarf aged 18. She faced a lot of opposition, particularly from her mother, who doesn't cover her head and didn't like her strict interpretation of Islam. Her parents thought it would make her less attractive. Sundas says, "I was determined to wear it nonetheless as I had a conviction in my heart that I wanted to please God instead of people. I don't have such a strict interpretation of covering now, instead I focus more on modesty and moderate covering." REUTERS/Olivia Harris
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Sundas wears a Pakistani wedding veil ahead of her... more
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Shanza takes photographs during her sister's traditional... more
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Sundas, her mother Naheed (C), and sister Shanza (R),... more
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Brenda talks while her daughters eat ice cream in Westfield,... more
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Brenda gets her eyes tested in east London March 26,... more
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Youth worker Sumreen, 18, teaches children a nasheed... more
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Sanaa, 10, and her sister Israa, 7, get ready for Islamic... more
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Sanaa, 10, puts on her hijab as she gets ready for... more
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Sanaa, 10, and her sister Israa, 7, get ready for Islamic... more
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Ameera, 12, waits to go ice skating in east London... more
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Ameera, 12, ice skates in east London March 8, 2014.... more
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Madiha, 12, and Afsha, 11, pose for a picture outside... more
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Yasmin (L), 16, pushes Hana (C), 16, on a swing after... more
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Yasmin (2nd L), 16, Hana (C), 16, and their friends... more
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