Over the last week or so there has been a lot of media comment about the dress codes adopted by certain cultures within the Islamic code,
Specifically this has come about because “Boris” likened women wearing the Niqab to letterboxes and bank robbers.
The media have picked up on that, and added the Burqa (which totally covers the face) as a mode of dress to question.
In Lancaster the Burqa is seen fairly rarely, but the Niqab is quite common.
I would be interested to hear the opinions of people in our community on the degree of acceptability of the Niqab.
1). If you had an interview with your child’s schoolteacher, who was wearing a Niqab – Would you feel comfortable?
2). If you were to be treated by a Doctor/Nurse or Consultant, wearing a Niqab, would you be comfortable?
3). If a person wearing a Niqab collapsed on the street, and you were a qualified first responder would you know how to approach resuscitation?
You can simply enter Yes or No in the comments box, or go into more detail.
We are a rural community who have little contact with ethnic minorities. In a sense that makes us special because we have no developed, pro or anti, prejudices. Therefore it is my belief that our view is important.