This problem of anonymity is one of the prime reasons the niqab was banned in France and some other European countries.
Of course, not all feminists are so stridently opposed to niqab.
In the niqab case, the Supreme Court faced a painful problem.
One occasionally spies women wearing the niqab with designer sunglasses over their eyes, especially in the blingy Emirates.
When I decided to remove the niqab in 2002, I faced a bitter war with my family and society.
My National Post column reflects on the Canadian Supreme Court's ambiguous ruling on the niqab.
The multiculturalism debate raging across Europe and the new French ban against the niqab.
In parts of the West, rightly so, politicians such as French President Nicholas Sarkozy oppose the niqab.