So what to make of the degrading fact that a British paper sees fit to publish a guide to de-humanizing wardrobe practices? At least now you don't have to worry about offending anyone by mistaking the difference between, say, a burqa and a niqab. From the bottom of the linked article on Jack Straw's troubles for criticizing the veil (can anyone give me a good reason why the legitimacy of forcibly - let's not pretend about most cases within the cult of submission - veiled women is even up for debate?) here's the list of shame, with its oh so flippantly coy pomo title:
UNCOVERED: A GUIDE TO VEILS(HT: Pastorius)
HIJAB: Headscarf is most commonly worn in the West. It covers the head and neck but leaves the face clear.
BURQA: Most concealing of all Islamic veils with a mesh screen to see through.
AL-AMIRA: Two piece veil. Close fitting cap with a tube-like scarf.
SHAYLA: Long rectangular scarf wrapped around head and pinned.
NIQAB: Veil leaving eye area clear for an optional separate veil. Attracted Jack Straw's attention.
KHIMAR: Cape-like veil which hangs to waist. Face left clear.
CHADOR: Full body cloak with smaller headscarf worn underneath.