The current hiatus that Boris Johnson has caused over the headwear worn by the women in some cultures, occasioned me to determine a definition of the various common types. This image makes it quite clear:
I have discovered that the wearing of any of these forms of headwear is not required by any Islamic tenet. It is a function of the culture of a very few Islamic countries. Even there, in theory, the choice lies with the individual.
What Boris said was that, in his opinion, women should wear what they want . He went on to refer to women wearing the Burqa, to looking like letterboxes or bank robbers.
Probably an incautious remark but, as Jacob Rees-Mogg, that master of the measured phrase, said: – “Boris has defended peoples’ right to wear the Burka, whilst saying it was ”an inelegant garment. Neither of those two proposals are unreasonable”.
Any way, we don’t get too many around Whittington.