Bibliography – My Writings on Burqas, Niqabs, Jilbabs, Chadors, Hijabs, and other Islamic Coverings
by Daniel Pipes
Aug 1, 2007
updated Jan 18, 2014
How should Westerners respond to Muslim women who cover their face, head, and body? Here's a list of my collected works on this ever-spiralling topic in chronological order, along with brief summaries:
- "Hijabs as Part of Uniforms in the West." DanielPipes.org, 25 April 2001. Documents Western institutions, governmental and commercial alike, that offer a hijab variant on their basic female uniform.
- "The Niqab and Burqa as Security Threats" DanielPipes.org, 7 March 2002. Documents misuses of these vestments by terrorists, criminals and fugitives, not all of them male.
- "Keeping Muslim Girls under Wraps in France." DanielPipes.org, 11 December 2003. Extreme cases concerning children.
- "Death to France?" DanielPipes.org, 3 January 2004. Reactions in the Muslim world to the French ban on the hijab in public schools.
- "Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Promote Radical Islam," DanielPipes.org, 21 May 2004. The Scouts celebrate "girls committing to hijab"?
- "'A Jilbab in the School's Colors'." DanielPipes.org, 15 June 2004. Follows the case of Shabina Begum to attend high school in Luton, UK, showing just her face and hands.
- "'A Woman's Right To Choose'." DanielPipes.org, 7 July 2004. Notes the topsy-turvy use of this slogan.
- "The Burqa Wars." DanielPipes.org, 25 August 2005. Surveys controversies concerning extreme head coverings.
- "Burqas and Niqabs in the Classroom?" DanielPipes.org, 24 October 2005. Traces the pedagogic career of burqas and niqabs.
- "Niqab Hospital Gowns." DanielPipes.org, 5 September 2006. About the "Inter-Faith Gowns" introduced at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, England.
- "An Unveiling: Separate, but Acceptable?" National Review Online, 25 October 2006. A preview of the argument at "Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab too."
- "How the Niqab Will Enter British Schools." DanielPipes.org, 22 January 2007. Rich Islamists, poor British state, and a surprise twist.
- "The West's First Niqab-Covered Public Official?" DanielPipes.org, 23 February 2007. Traces the political career of Ouafaa Abrazi, a Muslim woman of Moroccan origins who lives in The Hague, Netherlands.
- "Niqabs and Burqas Used Benignly." DanielPipes.org, June 12, 2007. Documents those rare cases where full-body covers do some good.
- "A Niqab and Burqa Miscellany." DanielPipes.org, June 12, 2007. Odds and ends about the world's ugliest feminine clothing.
- "Niqabs and Burqas as Impediments to Health." DanielPipes.org, October 29, 2007. Another dismal aspect of the walking tent clothing.
- "Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab too." The Jerusalem Post, 1 August 2007. Justifies the policy advice in the title.
- "'We Hope You Will Wear Your Hijab to School'." DanielPipes.org, 20 November 2007. Takes issue with the title quote.
- "Hijabs on Western Political Women." DanielPipes.org,19 March 2008. Collects pictures going back decades of Western muhajjibas.
- "Institutions Push Back Against Head Coverings." DanielPipes.org, 15 January 2009. Episodic coverage of how banks and other commercial institutions are protecting themselves from the danger posed by concealed customers.
- "Glamorous Muslim Political Women." DanielPipes.org, 9 August 2009. Collects pictures of Muslim women who distinctly are not frumpily wearing hijabs.
- "Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues." The Jerusalem Post, 2 September 2009. An update on developments since the prior round up 25 months earlier.
- "France vs. Niqabs and Burqas." National Review Online, 23 July 2010. Places the French ban in its larger Western context.
- "Islamist Apparel Banned in France." National Review Online, 12 April 2011. Looks at the details of the French law.
- "My Burqa Debate with Martha Nussbaum." DanielPipes.org, 21 November 2012.
- "Philadelphia's Burqa Crisis." The Washington Times, 21 February 2013. Points out the minor epidemic of burqa-related crimes in one Western city and draws conclusions from it.
- "Ten Percent of Muslims Call for Niqabs or Burqas." DanielPipes.org, 11 January 2014. Survey information from seven Muslim-majority countries, six in the Middle East and Pakistan.
For a complementary, non-duplicating bibliography, see "Bibliography – My Writings on Fashion, Female Appearance, and Islam."
Incidentally, the words in the title of this bibliography hardly exhaust the name for female Muslim coverings. Others include abaya, amira, buibui, duppatta, pastel rida, tudung, turban, and yashmak.
Related Topics: Bibliography, Muslims in the West, Sex and gender relations
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