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It takes a lot of fig leaves

"Hide your shame, Adam, with this handy fig leaf. And Eve, don't think I've forgotten you. Here's a fig leaf hijab."
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Apr 26, 2010, 7:40 pm
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You mean burqa, not hijab.

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Apr 26, 2010, 10:28 pm
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Roberto De Vido opined:

You mean burqa, not hijab.

While a hijab is usually taken to be a headscarf alone, and a burqa a full-body covering, or chadri, hijab can also refer to the general practice of modest Muslim dress.

Adam there should be covered from navel to knee, to measure up.

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Apr 26, 2010, 11:06 pm
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“... can also refer to” is the last refuge of the ... wrong.

Your average AK-47-wielding Talib is gonna say I’m right. :-)

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Apr 27, 2010, 8:52 am
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Burqa or hijab…I’m just glad nobody’s gotten on my case about not drawing a background. And the caption could probably stand to be a bit shorter.

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