Too often, the hijab is dismissed as the preserve of Muslims fundamentalist. But in the Christian tradition, St Paul ordered women to cover hir heads and until the Sixties, no women would be seen in an English church without a hat and gloves. Many English women wore hats out in the street or headscarves tied under their chin. Hindu and Sikh women are still expected to cover their heads loosely for their honour or izzat and Orthodox Jewish women have traditionally worn wigs over their real hair to conceal it from men who are not their husbands. Yet, among all these cultural groups, only Muslims women seem to have been describe as weak or oppressed on account of their headgear. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!